Barn Plans - Safe, Secure, and Fast Online Ordering

Search for:
If you have found this website useful, please help us to continue providing this information...
Home

Barn Plans

Horse Farm Planning

Horse Safety

Barn Layout

Barn Construction

Arena Construction

Photo Galleries

Questions & Answers

Recommended
Resources


The Mercantile

The RoundPen

The StableHand

Useful Links

Feedback

Who We Are

Contact Us


StableWise



How much hay storage do I need? 

A horse on a diet of strictly hay (no pasture) can consume between 2 to 4 tons of hay per year depending on their size, temperament and workload. A ton of hay needs approximately 230 cubic feet of space, depending on its density. Alfalfa, for example, is denser and heavier than oat hay, so it may require less space than oat hay. Grass or timothy is somewhere in between.

Start with how many horses you are going to feed per year and how many times a year you will want to buy hay. Then calculate the total tons you will need room for at any one time. If you are storing it in a loft you may only want to stack the hay to a height of 6 (as high as you can reach). If you are storing hay in a separate building you may be able to stack the hay all the way to the roof.

Remember that in addition to being kept dry, hay must be well ventilated, so allow for some space for air to circulate in your storage space.

Top of page

Home | Barn Plans

Horse Farm Planning | Horse Safety | Barn Layout | Barn Construction | Arena Construction

Photo Galleries | Questions & Answers | Recommended Resources | The Mercantile

The RoundPen | The StableHand | Useful Links

Feedback | Who We Are | Contact Us



Comments? Suggestions? Please tell us!

The information contained on this site is intended for general informational and educational purposes only.
Visitors should not rely solely upon any information contained on this site for their specific or particular needs.

Privacy Statement

Copyright©2000-2005 StableWise