Yes, but does not catch fire from lava
dec: 170 hex: AA bin: 10101010
|“||Spring is ruined, all thanks to hay. Hay, you traitorous snake. That's why we prefer hay bales in Minecraft, where instead of ruining our lives, they sometimes save them. Landing on a hay bale in the game reduces any fall damage by 80%. That means you could potentially fall from a hundred blocks high and survive. Just. Our legal team cannot stress enough that you should only try that in Minecraft.||„|
|— Tom Stone|
Hay bales can be mined using any tool, or without a tool.
|Breaking time[note 1]|
- Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds.
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While not edible by players, hay bales can be a useful compact food supply for long periods away from other food sources.
|“||Foals that eat hay bales will actually grow into horses faster. Because who needs a rich and fulfilling childhood when you can just eat your way to the responsibilities, disappointments and baldness of adult life early? Don't do it, foals! Embrace your youth!||„|
|— Tom Stone|
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 minutes.
Hay bales can be used to breed llamas.
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.
Hay bales can be placed pointing in all three spatial dimensions, in the same way as wood is placed. However, there is no fourth "bark block" variant.
- See also: Data values
In Bedrock Edition, hay bales use the following data values:
|0||Hay bale facing up/down|
|4||Hay bale facing east/west|
|8||Hay bale facing north/south|
- See also: Block states
||The hay block is oriented east–west.|
||The hay block is oriented vertically.|
||The hay block is oriented north–south.|
|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.|
|1.11||16w39a||Hay bales can now be used to breed llamas.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.8.0||build 2||Added hay bales.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU19||CU7||1.12||Patch 1||Added hay bales.|
The image found in the Mojam game file.