Once hay is dispensed by right-clicking on the Hay Hopper, it can be placed on the feeding bench where animals can eat it. Hay can be placed into a silo by holding the hay in inventory and right-clicking on the Hay Hopper.
The Hay Hopper in a Deluxe Barn or Deluxe Coop has an autofeed system, so hay is moved to the Feeding Bench automatically. This prevents the player from manually withdrawing hay from the hopper. Hay can still be deposited into a Hay Hopper with an autofeed system.
- Hay can be stored in a chest instead of a silo. In order to store hay that is cut from grass on the farm in a chest, simply withdraw hay from the Hay Hopper and place it in a chest. This requires at least one barn or coop that has vacant spaces on the feeding bench. Deluxe barns/coops automatically fill the bench, but the hay can be destroyed with bombs, re-enabling withdrawal.
- If you are married, eventually your spouse will feed the farm animals, automatically filling the feeding benches in every Coop or Barn. Placing chests or other equipment in front of the Hay Hopper and feeding bench in order to block spouse access does not work. In this case, a bomb can clear the feeding bench to re-enable hay withdrawal.
- Hopper (machine)
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