Friday, January 15, 2010

Hay Bins

We were feeding with large plastic buckets initially.  This was causing competition between the alpacas since they could only fit two heads in a bucket at a time.  They often knocked the bucket over and spilled hay everywhere.

So we asked our carpenter to build 3 hay bins; one for each corral.  We put them out this morning and suddently feeding time was a more peaceful experience.

There is a trap on top of the hay to keep it from being easily tossed out of the bin.

Each bin is six feet long which gives everyone a little more space to eat.

Even the big boys were able to eat together.


WonderWhyGal said...

Good idea. We've been us a couple of lawn/garden wagons and have way too much hay on the ground.

My husband is building us new feeders too...your look great. Hopefully the hay will go in their bellies and not the ground.

Kathryn Ray said...

After a couple of days now, the new bins are definately an improvement.

There's still some hay on the ground, but it's very little in comparison.