Hay Bale

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Hay Bale
Hay Bale.png









Blast resistance





Any tool




Yes (64)



First appearances

See History



Data value

dec: 170 hex: AA bin: 10101010



Hay bales are decorative, flammable blocks that can also be fed to horses.

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

Hay bales can be mined using any tool, or without a tool.

Hay Bale
Hardness 0.5
Breaking time[note 1]
Hand 0.75
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Ingredients Crafting recipe


Usage[edit | edit source]

Crafting ingredient[edit | edit source]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe


Hay Bale

Food item[edit | edit source]

While not edible by players, hay bales can be a useful compact food supply for long periods away from other food sources.

Horses[edit | edit source]

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. They also speed up the growth of foals by three real life minutes.

Falling[edit | edit source]

Falling onto a hay bale reduces the fall damage by 80%, meaning whatever falls on a hay bale only takes 20% of the normal fall damage.

An unarmored player with full health and no effects can fall as far as 100.27404066 blocks onto a hay bale, and still survive with 1 (Half Heart.svg) health remaining.

Placement[edit | edit source]

Hay bales can be placed facing all directions, in the same way as wood and pillar quartz blocks are placed.

Data values[edit | edit source]

Block state[edit | edit source]

See also: Block states
Name Value Description

x The hay block is oriented east–west.
y The hay block is oriented vertically.
z The hay block is oriented north–south.

Video[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Official release
February 24, 2013 A Reddit user (karthus25) 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 14w17a When all blocks were converted to use block states, block/data-value combination 170/12 (6-sided hay bale) was removed.
14w26c Rebalanced how much hay bale heal, and accelerate the growth of horses.
1.9 15w44b Falling onto a hay bale does only 20% of the normal fall damage.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.8.0 build 2 Added hay bales.
Console Edition
TU19 CU7 1.12 Patch 1 Added hay bales.

Issues[edit | edit source]

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

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • 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.
  • Hay Bales appear green on maps, despite being yellow.

Gallery[edit | edit source]