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Offline fearlessella

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« on: July 08, 2010, 11:00:47 PM »
I am looking for good, but cheap Timothy Hay.  I found out our local pet stores fee for the hay is ridiculous.  I have a friend that gets bales that the majority of the hay is Timothy, but there is some other grass in there (no alfalfa though).  Would that be ok?
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Offline DebsRats

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Re: Hay
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2010, 05:07:44 PM »
You can get orchard grass (which is what I get), or bermuda grass.

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« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2011, 11:28:21 PM »
I buy my hay from Drs. Foster and Smith. I get a 50lb bale for $65 or $69. Free shipping. Best deal I've found, and the bale lasts me two months and feeds my three rabbits.

Offline Azusanga

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Re: Hay
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2011, 11:46:44 AM »
I get a 50lb bale of Timothy from Oxbow for about $75. It lasts a LONG time, and is very good for them :3
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Re: Hay
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2011, 08:06:13 PM »
Do you have feed stores near you? If so, check them out. You can ask to look at the bale before purchasing to make sure it is good quality, clean, free of mold. If they are selling feed for horses they should have good quality hay (horses are very prone to digestive upset and serious health issues if their feed is not good quality, clean, and free of contaminants). You can buy an entire bale (weight will vary depending on how large it is or how tightly packed, but generally 40 pounds+) for a lot less than the prices I'm seeing here. My local feed store sells timothy hay for about $25-30 I think. I buy orchard grass hay for my horses and rabbits, and pay about $20-25 a bale.
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Re: Hay
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2011, 11:22:01 PM »
Wow. The prices everyone are listing here are outrageous.  I get hay for my horses at 2.50 a bale.  And that's winter prices

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Re: Hay
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2011, 11:53:11 PM »
Wow. The prices everyone are listing here are outrageous.  I get hay for my horses at 2.50 a bale.  And that's winter prices

Around here orchard grass, timothy, and other cold temperature varieties need to be shipped in. The only thing that grows locally is alfalfa and bermuda (those are much cheaper, at around $8-10, and at that price because water is so costly and everything MUST be watered, we don't get enough rain to avoid it). So essentially, anyone in MY area buying orchard or timothy is paying for the gas (and prices are higher than ever!) to ship it in, and not just the hay itself.

Just goes to show how variable prices can be from one place to another, depending on the factors involved.
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Re: Hay
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2011, 07:34:19 AM »
I wasn't thinking about that.  I've heard that hay is more expensive down south. Guess that makes me happy to live in ny. Ha. Not.  It hasn't stopped raining in weeks. We're going for an early morning trail ride in the drizzle today. Ohyay.