Hi all, I don't normally post over here, but I thought you could help me with a dilema. I'm in the process of "remodeling" my barn interior (or will be as soon as the Christmas bonus check comes!) and the next project is a couple of stalls. One for my as of yet non-existant milk cow (she has to have some place to live before I get her!) and one for my nearly 15 year old quarter horse. They will be approx 12X12 feet with a removable wall between them and will be open for the horse and cow to come and go as they please most of the time. Now for my real question. I currently feed, and will most likely continue to feed, small bales of hay. I have a couple of swing out hay racks with grain dishes that came with my place. I was really excited when I saw them, but the reality is that the rack is too small and seems to be positioned really high up (and has to be for the grain dish to be in a reasonable position). What is the best way to feed hay-in an elevated rack, a large tub, or a bunk? In the past I've used a small bunk for my horse and the only draw back is that the critter can pull all the hay out of the bunk and onto the floor (that could be remedied by putting some hinged slats over the bunk to keep the hay in). I think I remember hearing that elevated rack aren't really all that good because all the dust/hay fines fall in the critter's nose and eyes when they eat from a rack. What's everybody's opinion as to the best way to feed small bales of hay to as of yet non-existant cows?