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    Hi,

    I wondered if anyone had any suggestions as to where I could get a good container for soaking hay? Ideally with a drain if poss.

    Thanks,

    Gill

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    Old bath tub from a scrap yard?
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    I just use a black plastic dustbin. You can soak a net of at least four sections of hay in one. just position near a drain and tip it over to empty.

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    I once watched one of those 10 minute programs with tips from experts and a police stables somewhere used wheelie bins which held a whole bale and when the bale was soaked enough they pulled a bung out of the bottom and drained it off. You would have to make the hole and supply your own bung but it seeme a good way of doing it.

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    You could buy a tap for a water butt and stick it on a wheelie bin maybe?
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    Old water tank

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    Hi, I'm new so I hope you don't mind me posting, but i thought I would share this tip.

    A friend has told me a fantastic way to soak a whole bale of hay using a wheelie bin.

    Get a wheelie bin (I've just bought one from a DIY store for about 25.00) and fit a tap (like the ones on a water butt) to the bottom and then drill two holes at the top(on two sides) for a piece of dowling to stop the hay rising out of the water.

    You will not be able to move it when full of water, but you can fit a piece of hose to drain the water and then when empty, you can wheel the hay to the stables.

    Apparently it will keep for 3 days in the bin. I have yet to try it but if I start nagging the other half now, it may be ready by next winter!

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    Old bath tub from a scrap yard?

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    When we had our bathroom redone I kept the old bath to soak the hay in. Works a treat if you tie a long piece of baling twine to the plug so it is easy to pull out to drain the water.

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    I bought some giant green plastic planters at B&Q. They hold a fat round bale nicely.
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    Default Re: Container for soaking hay?

    ditto the plastic dustbin idea - tho am liking the wheelie bin idea. As a bung I got a wooden handle from a mane comb - they are always falling off! - drilled a hole just big enough for the handle. Hey presto!
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