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    Hi all,

    Can anyone recommend a cheap, really soft hay that I can buy in bulk online?

    At the moment I have lots of hay from timothyhay.co.uk. It makes great 'feed' hay, as it's so luscious and good quality, but it's quite hard and stalky.

    I want something I can use to line sheds / playhouses, that's lovely and soft, but won't break the bank and in turn use less of the more expensive hay.

    Thanks x

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheThreeB's View Post
    Hi all,

    Can anyone recommend a cheap, really soft hay that I can buy in bulk online?

    At the moment I have lots of hay from timothyhay.co.uk. It makes great 'feed' hay, as it's so luscious and good quality, but it's quite hard and stalky.

    I want something I can use to line sheds / playhouses, that's lovely and soft, but won't break the bank and in turn use less of the more expensive hay.

    Thanks x

    I use baled hay. Can you get any nearby?
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    As MM has suggested, if you can find a equine supplier they are likely to have a meadow hay which is softer than the Timothyhay

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    If you can't get hay bales locally then I'd recommend the superhay bale from time for paws https://www.timeforpaws.co.uk/dust-e...d-super-hay.ir

    It's 15-20kg. My most recent one wasn't great unfortunately but the three before that were really really good, lovely and soft
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    Yes, baled hay from equestrian feed merchants will be your cheapest option. My buns have always preferred it to rhe expensive stuff as well!

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    Thanks for the replies.

    We do have a tack and feed shop down the road, but the lady mentioned in passing (when we were buying regular hay) that what they have / use (for their horses, I think) is really dusty. Is this usually the case? x

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    No, not always dusty, but I have to be careful which ones I buy because they're sometimes stored in the damp. With our current bales, the bunnies eat all the stalky stuff adn sit on the leftover soft stuff
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheThreeB's View Post
    Thanks for the replies.

    We do have a tack and feed shop down the road, but the lady mentioned in passing (when we were buying regular hay) that what they have / use (for their horses, I think) is really dusty. Is this usually the case? x
    No because most horse owners wouldn't touch dusty hay with a barge pole.probably either a story to get you to continue buying expensive packaged stuff or they have a bad batch. I would look a bit further afield if I were you. When I buy hay I always pull a bit out the middle of the bale and sniff it first

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheThreeB's View Post
    Thanks for the replies.

    We do have a tack and feed shop down the road, but the lady mentioned in passing (when we were buying regular hay) that what they have / use (for their horses, I think) is really dusty. Is this usually the case? x

    Not at all, far from it

    Horses need good quality hay, and I find it soft and comfortable for the rabbits, as well as delicious
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    I've had bad experiences with equestrian hay locally (but this was quite a long time ago). Dusty and also my rabbits got mites, so I used Pure Pastures as soft hay. I think I was just unlucky!

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