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[edit]Hay Bale
Hay Block.png
Hay Bale
Type

Solid

Requirements

?

Physics

No

Transparency

No

Luminance

No

Blast resistance

2.5

Hardness

0.5

Tool

Any tool

Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Flammable

Yes

First appearance

1.6.1 (13w16a)

Drops

Itself

Data value

dec: 170 hex: AA bin: 10101010

Name

hay_block

Hay bales are decorative blocks that can also be fed to horses. They can be used as a compact storage for wheat, taking 9 wheat to craft, similar to mineral blocks. They are able to be placed facing all directions, similar to the way that wood and pillar quartz blocks are placed. They can be fed to horses by using them on one, in a similar manner to breeding mobs although horses will not be put in to "love mode". Horses will not eat nearby hay bale blocks. Hay bales are flammable blocks and can be burned easily. Its burning speed is similar to the speed of a coal block.

Crafting[edit]

Ingredients Crafting recipe

Wheat

Wheat Wheat Wheat Grid layout Arrow (small).png Hay Bale
Wheat Wheat Wheat
Wheat Wheat Wheat

Usage[edit]

As a crafting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe

Wheat

Hay Bale




Grid layout Arrow (small).png Wheat9

Hay Bale



As a food item[edit]

While not edible by players, hay bales can be a useful compact food supply for long periods away from other food sources. One stack of hay bales can be crafted into 192 pieces of bread and only takes up one inventory space (two if you count the crafting table necessary to make bread). This makes carrying hay bales a very good source of food for long journeys or mining trips.

Hay bales can also be fed to horses, donkeys or mules to heal up to 10 hearts. They are an effective method to heal horses if the player wants to heal them in a short period of time. Hay bales also speed up the growth of foals by real life 3 minutes, decreasing the time required for them to grow into adult horses. Note, however, that the speedup is inefficient, being less than the nine minutes you would get for the nine wheat the bale is composed of.

Video[edit]

History[edit]

Official release
February 24, 2013 A Reddit user (rowebil) discovers a screenshot of hay bales hidden in the files of the Mojam game Nuke the Dinosaurs.
1.6.1 13w16a Added the hay bale. They have no in-game name. Called “Hay Bale” in the change notes.
13w16b The hay bale receives an in-game name as Hay Block.
13w18a The hay bale receives a crafting recipe.
13w21a Made hay bale flammable.
13w24a Name changed from Hay Block to Hay Bale.
1.8 14w26c Rebalanced how much hay bale heal, and accelerate the growth of horses.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.8.0 build 2 Added hay bales.

Issues[edit]

Issues relating to "Hay Bale", "Hay Block", or "Hay" are maintained on the issue tracker. Report issues there.


Trivia[edit]

  • Hay bales burn in the world for just as long as the coal blocks do.
  • Hay bales are the first craftable blocks that can be used to feed an actual mob.
  • A screenshot of hay blocks was first found in the files of the Mojam game Nuke the Dinosaurs.
  • In real life, hay is usually made of green-cut long grass, not wheat.
    • However, as minecraft Grass sometimes drops wheat seeds, this is redundant.
  • Despite their yellow color, Hay Bales appear green on Maps.

Gallery[edit]