FAQs Straw Bales for Hire

What is the difference between Straw and Hay?

Straw is made from harvesting the stalks of wheat or barley. It is used for bedding for animals.  Hay is grass, mown, turned and harvested, with the sunshine on. It takes 3 days of good weather to make hay, quite a feat in this country.

All our Hay is made here on the farm and is as fresh & fragrant as you can get. It is much softer than straw and is generally used as animal feed.

How much do Hay and Straw Bale Prices Cost to Buy or Hire?

Hay Bales only £6.00 a bale (approx 30 kg). Discounts available for larger orders – price on application.

Straw Bales only a £3.50 a bale.

We also have bags of hay and straw available for domestic pet use (hamsters, rabbits and guinea pigs etc). These large plastic bags (approx. dustbin liner size) are £2.50 and are available to buy at Pecks Farm Shop. Premium quality barley bales also now available.

How much does a straw bale weigh?

A straw bale will weigh between 10 – 12 kilos

What are the dimensions of your bales?

They are 1 meter long x 1/2 meter deep and 1/2 meter high

What can straw bales be used for?

Our straw bales can be used for corporate events, weddings, barn dances, assault courses, festivals, creating a toddler pen at a street party, seating at picnics and camp outs, kid’s parties and even a temporary dog enclosure.

Scattered around they make temporary comfortable seating (and are great for kids to climb over safely).

How many can be seated on a straw bale?

Usually 2 adults and 3 children

How are your bales stored?

In a barn on the farm

Where is your hay grown?

We grow and harvest hay here on the family farm between Milton Keynes and Leighton Buzzard.

Where do you deliver straw bales to?

We deliver hay bales within a 30-mile radius of postcode LU7 9PA. The delivery charge is £2 per mile. If you want use to dispose / collect the hired baled we offer a ‘free disposal after usage’ service (you only pay a collection charge of £2 per mile).