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Post by Thumper2001 on Mon May 28, 2018 9:33 pm

timothyhay.co.uk are out of hay Shocked

So my two are on the ings for now. Itís not as green as it used to be Sad And itís miles softer than the usual stuff. Iím just amazed theyíre eating the ings tho. I took one look at it and thought there was no way!

My auntie bought a bag of the new excel hay for her bunny but she doesnít like it so it is heading our way. And Iím sending her some ings Laughing
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Post by gemma997 on Tue May 29, 2018 8:13 am

I get my hay from overton farm but someone has told me that it not high enough in fibre for rabbits.
So needing to invest in finding new hay.

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Post by jolovesbunnies on Tue May 29, 2018 10:53 am

We get ours from a local farmer and it is really lovely.

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Post by iiisecondcreep on Tue May 29, 2018 8:31 pm

TimothyHay.co.uk posted on their FB a couple of days ago, they've cut their first field of the year and hay should be ready in about 2 weeks Smile
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Post by Thumper2001 on Tue May 29, 2018 9:26 pm

gemma997 wrote:I get my hay from overton farm but someone has told me that it not high enough in fibre for rabbits.
So needing to invest in finding new hay.

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Who said this and how do they know? confused
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Post by Thumper2001 on Tue May 29, 2018 9:27 pm

iiisecondcreep wrote:TimothyHay.co.uk posted on their FB a couple of days ago, they've cut their first field of the year and hay should be ready in about 2 weeks Smile
I saw this Very Happy

And itís much better than the original 4 weeks I read. But I want it now Laughing

I forgot how friggin messy the ings is!!
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Post by gemma997 on Wed May 30, 2018 5:38 pm

Thumper2001 wrote:
gemma997 wrote:I get my hay from overton farm but someone has told me that it not high enough in fibre for rabbits.
So needing to invest in finding new hay.

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Who said this and how do they know? confused

It was on another forum, I said I buy my hay from overton farm and someone said it wasnt good enough for rabbits. So I asked the vet at edinburgh and he said the hay wont be specialised for rabbits needs as it a general animal hay and suggested timothy.

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Post by Big Ears on Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:58 am

I have always (well for the last eight years or so) just fed ordinary farm bale hay. Four/five pound a bale. I have 20+ rabbits so no way can I afford the posh stuff for that many! I have worked on the basis that if they eat it then no need to upgrade. I am a bit baffled at the suggestion that it wouldn't be high enough fibre though. The posh stuff might be better but the hay I feed is still good quality, not brown etc.

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Post by gemma997 on Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:50 am

Mines does look brown compared to the timothy hay ( which i bought in poundstrechers). So might be the farm where I buy it from.

He took a temper tantrum so all over the floor.
I give a fibre stick each morning with breakie.
I am paranoid now with his stomach issues.

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Post by jolovesbunnies on Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:30 am

They are terrible for tantrums aren't they hunni, Holly often has one LOL?

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Post by Thumper2001 on Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:40 pm

Big Ears wrote:I have always (well for the last eight years or so) just fed ordinary farm bale hay. Four/five pound a bale. I have 20+ rabbits so no way can I afford the posh stuff for that many! †I have worked on the basis that if they eat it then no need to upgrade. I am a bit baffled at the suggestion that it wouldn't be high enough fibre though. The posh stuff might be better but the hay I feed is still good quality, not brown etc.
I have to agree with this! Lots of people feed farm hay to their rabbits. Iíve never heard anyone say anything about it not being enough for rabbits.

Gemma, was this said on a certain fb group?
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Post by gemma997 on Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:58 am

Yes it was thumper.
I have now left that that group, felt it very judging.
After hearing that and with thundercrackers stomach issues I got really paranoid.

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Post by Thumper2001 on Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:36 am

I had a feeling it would be from there!

I have left that group also. Had to before I lost it Laughing The post about rearguard was the one that did it for me Mad

I know 3 other ladies who also left, one before me and 2 after.
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Post by jolovesbunnies on Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:05 pm

Is UK Companion Rabbits still going, that was horrendous for nastiness?

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Post by woodwench on Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:26 pm

I buy Reboot's Burgess LSEH and his Friendly Readigrass and bedding hay from a local pet shop. His Orchard Grass and Timothy from the Hay Experts along with his hay cookies and fibre sticks.
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Post by gemma997 on Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:23 pm

The rear guard was annoying me too
I was gonna book thundercracker in to her boarding place for when we go to york, dont think my mum would be able to cope with the medication since shes not had a rabbit of her own in 50 years.
Decided against it and felt she was a bit pushy when I said it wasnt required.
Just cancelling the holiday and staying it home with him now.

Im going to have a look at the hayexpert woodwench what like is there prices.
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Post by jolovesbunnies on Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:29 pm

Sorry, have I said something wrong? No The hay we get from our farmer is lovely, I think he picks out the best one for us knowing who it is for.

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Post by woodwench on Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:11 pm

Hay Experts prices can be a bit high but I compare with Amazon prices and, of course, delivery costs, and then make up an order as it works best.
Jo, I agree, some farm hay is very good and comparing with Burgess LSEH I can't fault my local farms but for one bun buying a bale poses a prob, especially if, like me, you're storing it in your spare bedroom!
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Post by jolovesbunnies on Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:19 pm

We have a problem with storage here too hunni so the bale is in my bedroom behind the door. I wish there was somewhere else we could put it but I know exactly what you mean. Very Happy

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Post by gemma997 on Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:29 pm

No Jo you havent said anything wrong Hugs
They hay night depend on the farm you get it from.
Thundercracker loves the hay from the farm so I have mixed timothy hay in with it. Shame you dont live closer Jo sounds like your farmer is awesome.
I store mine in a spare recycling bin with a brick on top.

I'll have a wee look woodwench thank you.
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Post by jolovesbunnies on Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:36 am

He is very good hun but a typical farmer always moaning LOL! I find it really funny. Even his son tells him to shut up. Laughing We just phone up when we want a bale leaving out an Paul collects it. It is a pity you don't live closer sweetie as it is lovely hay.

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