Poll

Hay Hauling

Do you haul and stack your own hay? (If you get help, please share who helps you in the comments below.)

Yes, I haul and stack my own hay.
46%
514
Yes, but I get unpaid help as well.
12%
130
Yes, but I hire someone to help me.
8%
88
No, I have hay delivered or hire someone to deliver and stack it.
22%
250
No, I board my horse and am not responsible for moving hay.
11%
126
No, I don't feed hay.
0%
4

Total votes cast: 1112

Comments & Write-in Answers

nothing is more gratifying than accomplishing a hard days work and a job well done.

6/16/2014 11:13:46 PM

I have my own hay delivered on a wagon - I have my field cut, raked and baled, and unload & stack it

6/16/2014 9:17:49 PM

From a local farmer out of the field.

6/16/2014 8:51:21 PM

We have it delivered by truck loads, then stack it ourselves.

6/16/2014 7:25:43 PM

I own just one horse. I'm 70 yrs. old and I still haul and stack my bales at least 6 times a year.

6/16/2014 6:32:07 PM

I drive about 75 miles even though it for sale within 5 mile of me .this way i can veiw 4 growers

6/16/2014 6:17:55 PM

local farming lads

6/16/2014 6:02:58 PM

Stackin them bales! No need for gym!

6/16/2014 6:02:35 PM

We haul and stack our own hay by we also get assisitance from unpaid family and paid teen help.

6/16/2014 5:59:15 PM

Stacked by the feed store driver

6/16/2014 5:45:21 PM

my family helps me! its a family chore!

6/16/2014 5:14:56 PM

neigbours , family, friends

6/16/2014 5:14:17 PM

That is the only way I can afford to keep my two horses. One is 20 the other is 10., so I will have

6/16/2014 5:10:54 PM

The barn owner hauls and stacks his own hay

6/16/2014 4:31:41 PM

My husband and I haul & stack it.

6/16/2014 3:17:28 PM

I have to do it myself. Spouse hates everything I love.

6/16/2014 12:21:37 PM

We are getting too old to haul & stack our own hay anymore.

6/16/2014 11:55:55 AM

I can get 100 bales on my truck and in gooseneck trailer. Saves $200 over delivery

6/16/2014 11:44:08 AM

Too old to unload & stack hay. Lot of hard work!

6/16/2014 1:48:33 AM

Have it mostly delivered & hope they bring enough help with them to help stack it

6/15/2014 8:21:04 PM

A lady who boards with me and a young man I know both help with the hay. He gets paid.

6/15/2014 7:53:45 PM

we make our own hay and sell it to people

6/15/2014 6:28:50 PM

We have an attachment for our tractor which will pick up 8 small square bales. Invaluable!

6/15/2014 5:38:58 PM

I grow my own coastal

6/15/2014 5:31:25 PM

and I am a 67 year old woman!

6/15/2014 3:28:59 PM

We get help from friends and relatives.

6/15/2014 9:06:54 AM

I always haul my hay, that way I see what my horses eat befor it's bought.

6/15/2014 4:47:42 AM

Use to though when I had my own facility.

6/14/2014 9:39:11 PM

We bale our own hay, but also have to buy some which we haul and stack ourselves.

6/14/2014 11:47:41 AM

yep, me and my husband, hot and labor intense, but so nice when loft is full

6/14/2014 6:33:26 AM

I haul and stack some myself but have some delivered and mostly stacked by the deliverer.

6/14/2014 5:59:42 AM

feed off trailer

6/13/2014 10:07:12 PM

I purchase by the semi load and a squeeze truck unloads it.

6/13/2014 9:00:48 PM

We recently switched to the cheaper 1-ton bales. Now the stacking has to be done by machine!

6/13/2014 11:30:46 AM

I haul and stack small bales of alfalfa, but pay to have large rounds of grass hauled and stackef.

6/13/2014 10:50:04 AM

i only get 3 bails at a time

6/13/2014 9:59:45 AM

I am a 70 year old female and have 8 horses to care for. When I was younger I hauled and stacked.

6/13/2014 9:58:00 AM

hard to get help for haying

6/13/2014 9:35:24 AM

barn boarders, friends/family, neighbors - in that order

6/13/2014 7:33:39 AM

but we are getting to old to be doing it ourselves..finding help that is strong and fit is difficult

6/13/2014 7:24:12 AM

very difficult to find someone to help

6/13/2014 6:35:27 AM

We are retired couple and we cut and rake the hay but have friends help bale and bring the bales in/

6/13/2014 6:19:15 AM

I used to when I was younger, but now in my 60's I let someone else do the work.

6/12/2014 11:20:35 PM

we only get 15 bales at a time ,so it's not too bad.

6/12/2014 9:57:54 PM

Husband, daughter

6/12/2014 9:30:34 PM

We buy from the hay farmer who delivers and stacks in the loft - pfew!

6/12/2014 9:26:58 PM

Although it is delivered, I do help my hay guy stack it

6/12/2014 8:21:44 PM

Freind helps stack hay

6/12/2014 8:07:44 PM

I buy the hay and pay someone to put it in the barn.

6/12/2014 5:39:51 PM

But this old lady takes it down and does her own feeding. I used to do it all myself.

6/12/2014 4:43:35 PM

farmer i buy from lets me get 20 or so at a time thru winter so it's not a hard chore

6/12/2014 4:22:00 PM

We are like a co-op and all help load and unload the hay.

6/12/2014 4:19:33 PM

Husband hauls and I help stack

6/12/2014 4:16:23 PM

I buy it by the truckload and a squeeze loads it in the barn. I dont handle the bales until I feed!

6/12/2014 3:23:35 PM

However, it gets harder every year to find help! Have had to unload and stack w/o help.

6/12/2014 3:18:06 PM

I order hay from a producer/dealer who delivers the hay and stacks it in the barn.

6/12/2014 3:10:34 PM

it is good for your health

6/12/2014 2:49:33 PM

Yes, andI try to recruit help from the hubby.

6/12/2014 12:57:07 PM

I have hay delivered but often buy smaller amounts... 200-300 and hand bomb them myself.

6/12/2014 11:41:52 AM

since I have only 1 horse I only buy 5 or 6 bales at a time and that ensures it stays fresher longer

6/12/2014 11:17:43 AM

My husband and I haul hay and straw in our pickup and stack it ourselves in the barn.

6/12/2014 11:13:44 AM

are there seriously people not feeding hay?

6/12/2014 11:07:01 AM

I have several friends that come out and help me haul. We move 30 tons in 3 days.

6/12/2014 10:46:13 AM

I recently had to have my shoulder surgically repaired from an injury i received while hauling.

6/12/2014 10:35:05 AM

I have done it myself and it is a lot of work!

6/12/2014 10:11:00 AM

My hay is actually delivered but I have to stack it in the barn

6/12/2014 9:52:56 AM

I used to pick it up and stack. Age related stuff has set in so now I pay for delivery and stacking

6/12/2014 9:21:38 AM

My husband and his friend (we pay him - it's hard work!!!)

6/12/2014 8:50:15 AM

we make our own and family helps

6/12/2014 8:48:38 AM

I have a great hay source, just down the road. I give him a little extra and he stores it.

6/12/2014 7:02:40 AM

I buy large rounds of hay

6/12/2014 6:24:12 AM

My husband and I haul our own hay during hay season. We buy for the entire year.

6/12/2014 4:48:17 AM

also grow my own hay

6/12/2014 3:29:54 AM

Husband is "unavailable" so I hire.

6/12/2014 3:23:42 AM

The older I get, the heavier the bales get.lol

6/12/2014 12:02:30 AM

I have a couple of college aged men who help, they think stacking hay is a good workout!

6/11/2014 10:28:22 PM

Hauled to farm by baler, we stack with occasional help.

6/11/2014 10:25:02 PM

but sometime I get help for free or have to pay..

6/11/2014 9:46:37 PM

I buy 10-20 bales at a time...average 100-120 pounds each

6/11/2014 9:31:27 PM

My husband :)

6/11/2014 9:02:34 PM

I grow hay for myself and for sale

6/11/2014 7:12:42 PM

Male, 67, wife 66, helps, too!

6/11/2014 7:01:45 PM

We cut,rake,& bale

6/11/2014 6:41:22 PM

I haul short loads in early summer.

6/11/2014 6:34:43 PM

We put up about 7500 small square bales annually off our farm

6/11/2014 6:30:40 PM

Hard work but we save a lot of money

6/11/2014 6:14:32 PM

My hay guy delivers & stacks in the loft.loft. Bless him.

6/11/2014 5:27:28 PM

MY HUSBAND HAULS AND STACKS

6/11/2014 5:21:32 PM

I use big square bales so my hay supplier delivers and stacks them for me.

6/11/2014 4:28:37 PM

Any available teenager

6/11/2014 4:17:23 PM

I board, but a few times each year when hay comes, we all pitch in.

6/11/2014 3:52:03 PM

Our hay is delivered and a squeeze machine is used to put it in the hay barn

6/11/2014 3:46:51 PM

family

6/11/2014 2:58:54 PM

After falling off the stack and shattering my wrist, I don't move hay anymore.

6/11/2014 2:41:22 PM

62 and can still do it! I'm pretty happy with that and I don't need a gym!

6/11/2014 1:04:18 PM

I'm 65 yrs old & proud to say that I still stack 1/2 ton of hay bi-weekly - alone! Store loads truck

6/11/2014 12:18:01 PM

I get it delivered, but my hay guy and I stack it. So my answer would be no and yes.

6/11/2014 11:51:17 AM

Under 10 bales I do myself. If over I have delivered and stacked.

6/11/2014 11:24:03 AM

picked up in the field help w/loading and unloading we're over 65 and need help

6/11/2014 11:01:12 AM

I make the arrangements (schedule, truck, flatbed, etc) but family members often assist.

6/11/2014 10:06:41 AM

The hay delivery company also stacks it. We used to do it ourselves but this is so much easier!

6/11/2014 9:16:48 AM

both my husband and I haul and stack together

6/11/2014 9:11:24 AM

We normaly haul and unload compressed alfalfa bales on our flatbed trailer, Growers load for us.

6/11/2014 7:15:31 AM

what is family for...

6/11/2014 7:13:59 AM

My husband is my unpaid help.

6/11/2014 7:12:23 AM

I help stack after delivery

6/11/2014 6:42:41 AM

I have round bale hay and haylage delivered by a local organic farmer and keep 4 horses at home

6/11/2014 4:02:47 AM

My husband and pre-teen also help sometimes.

6/11/2014 12:33:22 AM

I hate it. I liked it better when I boarded horses out. Wish my hubby had never talked be into it.

6/11/2014 12:08:42 AM

my hay is delivered in a stacker and left out side the barn, I have to stack it inside.

6/10/2014 11:56:56 PM

We use round bales.

6/10/2014 10:05:46 PM

My daughters help stack our hay.

6/10/2014 9:01:36 PM

My angelic husband alway helps me, and I'm always grateful

6/10/2014 7:34:39 PM

other stable help or relatives help out

6/10/2014 7:15:15 PM

Load/stack about 37-40 per pickup load w/daughter's help- or alone if necessary.

6/10/2014 6:53:38 PM

I have it delivered, stack it ourselves

6/10/2014 6:49:22 PM

The price we pay for hay includes delivery. Used to pick up & stack our own, but too hard w/bad back

6/10/2014 6:40:53 PM

This seems to be part of the horse ownership exercise

6/10/2014 6:27:13 PM

Have it delivered and help stack it.

6/10/2014 6:21:47 PM

Hubby and I haul and stack. I admit he does more lifting than I.

6/10/2014 6:11:56 PM

the feed store where I buy my hay also delivers it.

6/10/2014 6:05:02 PM

My husband & I do the work

6/10/2014 5:35:59 PM

I do both, mostly have it done but maybe 1/3 of time i do it

6/10/2014 5:34:33 PM

I get in about 6 tons of 75-lb. bales of grass hay - keeps me a very fit 66 years

6/10/2014 5:31:33 PM

unpaid help = non-horse-loving husband hauls and stacks our 70# bales

6/10/2014 5:24:31 PM

I get hay delivered and stack it myself with unpaid help.I also help others with stacking their hay.

6/10/2014 5:19:34 PM

used to do it myself but physically can't any more

6/10/2014 4:56:16 PM

Used to have it delivered and stacked, but now do it all myself

6/10/2014 4:43:59 PM

The hay producer delivers and stacks my hay.

6/10/2014 3:07:32 PM

I do it all myself, because I am a MAN.

6/10/2014 2:34:47 PM

Husband,daughter,son-in-law, and grandchildren help stack it.I haul it.

6/10/2014 1:15:05 PM

I have the hay delivered, and have unpaid help to stack it

6/10/2014 12:30:22 PM

The farm I buy my hay from delivers and stacks it.

6/10/2014 10:54:08 AM

I hire neighbor kids to help me.

6/10/2014 10:51:23 AM

calling in the husband favors when it's time to move hay!

6/10/2014 10:27:54 AM

good exercise, in summer in Texas do it in the AM

6/10/2014 9:51:44 AM

We go to the farmer's and load it on the trailer, then bring it home and unload it there

6/10/2014 9:04:02 AM

It is deliveed, but the provider and my husband boh work to stack it.

6/10/2014 8:53:50 AM

Just picked up 200 bales out of the filed and stacked. My hands are a bloody mess!!

6/10/2014 8:25:03 AM

it is cheaper and I can stack the hay the most efficient way for distribution

6/10/2014 7:56:07 AM

We use big round and big square bales so it's all done with a tractor, no hand stacking!

6/10/2014 1:00:47 AM

Hire teenagers to help

6/10/2014 12:24:59 AM

Am too old and weak to stack higher than 4 rows high

6/10/2014 12:14:02 AM