First Flight Farm has now become a distributor for "The Hay Hut". If you are not familiar with Hay Huts, this is a REALLY big improvement over the traditional hay rings for protecting round hay bales. Around here we use several round hay bales in our pastures to keep the grass from getting overgrazed. We were always wasting so much hay using the old hay rings due to rain and the large amount of hay that got trampled into the mud during the rainy periods. Another problem we frequently had was some of the horses were rubbing their manes on the bars of the hay rings. Adventurous horses even occasionally manage to get inside traditional hay rings when the hay level gets low. This is not fun and potentially can result in injuries.
After much research, we discovered "The Hay Hut". This innovative product covers even the largest round bales completely, providing protection from the sun and the elements. Up to 16 square bales can also be stacked in a Hay Hut, something you cannot safely do with a traditional hay ring. Eight windows provide access to the hay from all sides and reduce the likelihood of the horses becoming territorial and preventing less dominant horses from getting to the hay. Climbing through the windows of a Hay Hut is not an option for even the most adventurous of horses.
We keep Hay Huts in stock here on the farm. They come in forest green. The price for the newly redesigned Hay Hut with the solid lifting ring and ability to attach the new optional Hay Hut Net is $844 each for the Hay Hut (as pictured), picked up here. If you are interested in checking the Hay Huts out for yourself, come see us or contact me. See more information about The Hay Hut at the manufacturer's website:www.hayhuts.com.
We are also very pleased to tell you that Hay Huts is introducing a superb integral Hay Hut Net kit option that will be available in a range of mesh sizes to meet all customers needs for further waste reduction and to stop 'burrowing' with 2' to 3' mesh sizes on down to slow feeding intake control with sizes of 1 5/16", 1 3/8", 1 5/8". This is a really fabulously elegant system for control of natural free choice feeding with easily interchangeable nets allowing customers to vary the intake of their horses.
The nets are suspended at a height of 18" in the horizontal rib below the windows and by a cord from the roof that still allows horses full access to all corners of the HayHut as the level of hay goes down. We have had them out on trial now for quite some time and all users are super pleased with the results. We have attached some photos of it. These net kits are $189 for the complete kit which is considerably less than any other quality nets on the market; it is a woven knotless polyester material so it is incredibly soft and kind to horses lips, gums and teeth and yet with an impressive breaking strain for longevity.
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