If you have animals that you use hay for then you probably already know how to stack it properly to avoid molding, pests and heat build up. For anyone new to storing hay for your animals this article will teach you the proper way to stack the hay. The animals that eat hay are all grazing livestock such as cattle, horses, goats, sheep, llamas and even rabbits and some house pets like guinea pigs. While you won’t need to stack hay for your house pets, if you have any of the larger animals you may need to stack the hay to feed them through the winter.
Horse Channel shares instructions to help you stack your hay so that it will stay good for the winter. There are certain ways to stack each layer of bales and you need to keep the bales tight together so that the stack is not unstable. The also suggest add rock salt between layers to avoid moisture build up and mold. Getting the hay off the floor and not letting it fall through the pallets or what ever you choose to stack it on will help to not provide a place for mice and other furry critters to nest. So if you are new to stacking hay this article will put you on the right path from the beginning.