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Old Feb 16th 2012, 07:10 PM   #1
 
  Feb 2012
  Avilla, IN
I started feeding chaffhaye last winter and have fed it all this winter. If your not familiar with it check out their website www.chaffhaye.com. Long story short it is alfalfa chopped, misted with molasses, and put in an air tight bag. I have had no issues with it at all as far as scours or anything. My deer dont seem to eat much of it in the summer when everything else is green but in the fall and winter they love it. The best part is they eat it all unlike hay where they leave allot of stems. I am a dealer for them but not posting this as a sales ad! Just wanted to see what others thought about it.
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Old Feb 16th 2012, 07:43 PM   #2
 
  Jan 2011
  Barnett Mo
i would be if there was a dealer close to me am trying to talk the feed company i use into carrying it as good hay is hard to find around here
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Old Feb 16th 2012, 07:57 PM   #3
 
  Feb 2012
  Avilla, IN
Actually thats how i became a dealer. There was no one close to me when i wanted it so i called them and just became a dealer myself. I have sold quite a bit of it without really trying. A good product sells its self. Give em a call if that intrests you.
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Old Feb 17th 2012, 04:33 AM   #4
 
  Apr 2009
  Medford, Minnesota
Nate,

Who did you have to talk to at chaffhaye?

Thanks...Dave
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Old Feb 17th 2012, 05:00 AM   #5
 
  Feb 2012
  Avilla, IN
Kimber is the lady you want to ask for when ya call.
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Old Feb 17th 2012, 05:24 AM   #6
 
  Jul 2009
  Raymondville, TX
Chaffhaye is out of product until the 15th of May.
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Old Feb 17th 2012, 06:28 AM   #7
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  May 2009
  Fulton, Michigan
I really want to feed it, but like Russell said, they are out until May 15. By May 15 I really wont need it that much. If it were a product I could get in the months I need it, it would be a great thing. hopefully this year is just a fluke.
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Old Feb 17th 2012, 06:33 AM   #8
 
  Feb 2012
  Avilla, IN
Yeah they are out right now because they had a horrible drought this year. I actually have some but haven't tried to sell much so I would have enough. If you get on their website go to the dealer locator and if your lucky you may be able to find a dealer close by that still has some to sell.
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Old Feb 17th 2012, 06:51 AM   #9
 
  Apr 2009
  Medford, Minnesota
I just talked to Kimber and she is a very nice lady and really knowledgeable about the chaffhaye. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction Nate.
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Old Feb 17th 2012, 07:55 PM   #10
 
  May 2010
  Kinmundy Illinois
What is the cost per bag and do they eat more or less of it a day than they would regular alfalfa bale's.
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Old Feb 17th 2012, 08:55 PM   #11
 
  Feb 2012
  Avilla, IN
The cost depends on the dealer and where you are at. I sell it for 11.50 a bag delivered. They come in 50 pound shrink rapped bags. My problem as a dealer in northeast Indiana is I have to sell it a little cheaper than most because I am in good hay country. As far as eating it its awesome they will it all of it with no waste. A fifty pound bag of chaffhaye is equal to about one and a half to two bales of good alfalfa hay. I am feeding 6 fawns, five adult dies and my breeder buck and a bag last me about 7 to 8 days right now. This is the time of year they eat the most too so it's pretty cost effective compared to reg hay. And like I said there is no waste as compared to reg hay where they don't always eat the stimson. Hope that helped fill ya in a little better))
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Old Feb 18th 2012, 04:48 AM   #12
 
  Dec 2009
  Dundee, Oh
Is there a dealer in Ohio?
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Old Feb 18th 2012, 05:39 AM   #13
 
  Aug 2011
  Ohio, USA
We use it and are pleased with the convenience factor. we try to get together with some others for aa full load. fuel prices keep jacking up the price. :-(
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Old Feb 19th 2012, 05:19 PM   #14
 
  Apr 2011
  Live Oak County Texas
I bought 10 bags and 6 of the 10 were molded. Ended up feeding them to my longhorns. I think horse quality alfalfa is a better bet.
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Old Feb 20th 2012, 05:12 AM   #15
 
  Feb 2012
  Avilla, IN
Robert, you are 100 percent right on that! Thanks go clarifying that I know that's a big misconception of the product.
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