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  • Joined Jun 2013
  • South Wales .Carmarthenshire. SA18
Re: Storing Hay/Straw bales in Polytunnel
« Reply #15 on: October 16, 2016, 05:30:05 pm »
At the local stables where my Munchkin goes hrose riding they use th wraped hayledge and roll the  wrapped bale into position using wooden levers  , it5's under a thre sided hay shelter & appears to be about the best solution around .

Your poly tunnel , . I'm thinking you will need to have the ends open to keep the air circulation  going and stop condensation coming from not only the air but also up out the ground .
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  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Re: Storing Hay/Straw bales in Polytunnel
« Reply #16 on: October 18, 2016, 08:48:04 pm »
We store all our hay (about 35 bales at a time, usually lasts about a month or so - for the goats) in the polytunnel (smallest commercial size, so it only takes up one corner/side of it), but I wouldn't cover it with anything. I also always open the doors, front and back every day. No issues with dampness at all, and since cat is usually spending a large proportion of his day spread out on top of the bales we have found the rats have scarpered as well....

We had terrible problems with rats moving into large hay/straw bales as soon as you started to unwrap them..., but it seems not so much an issue with small square bales.


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