|Catches fire from lava||
dec: 170 hex: AA bin: 10101010
|— Tom Stone|
Hay bales can be mined using any tool, or without a tool.
Hay bales can generate scattered around in plains villages often very commonly, also in savanna and desert villages, but not as common as in plains villages. They also can generate as a part of targets/scarecrows in pillager outposts.
While not edible by players, hay bales can be a useful compact food supply for long periods away from other food sources.
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.
Placing a hay bale under a campfire makes it a signal fire, increasing the height to which its smoke particles can rise from 10 blocks to 25 blocks.
Placing a hay bale into a composter has an 85% chance of raising the compost level by 1.
Hay bales can be placed pointing in all three spatial dimensions, in the same way as log is placed. However, there is no fourth "bark block" variant.
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|
|Name||Default value||Allowed values||Description|
|axis||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, but are 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.|
|1.13||17w47a||Prior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 170.|
|1.14||18w43a||Changed the texture of hay bales.|
|19w02a||When a hay bale is placed under a campfire, the campfire's smoke will rise higher than normal (25 blocks instead of the normal 10).|
|19w03a||Placing a hay bale into the new composter has a 80% chance of raising the compost level by 1.|
|19w05a||Hay bales now have an 85% chance of increasing the compost level in a composter by 1.|
|19w09a||Hay bales can now be used to play the banjo, if they are under note blocks.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.8.0||build 2||Added hay bales.|
|0.15.0||build 1||Hay bales can now be used to feed horses.|
|1.1.0||alpha 188.8.131.52||Hay bales can now be used to breed llamas.|
|1.2.13||Falling onto a hay bale now does only 20% of the normal fall damage.|
|1.10.0||beta 184.108.40.206||Changed the texture of hay bales.|
|Hay bale now generate in pillager outpost as targets, and in new plains, desert, and savanna villages.|
|1.11.0||beta 220.127.116.11||Hay bale can now be used to fill up composters.|
|When a hay bale is placed under a campfire, the campfire's smoke will rise higher than normal (25 blocks instead of the normal 10).|
|Upcoming Bedrock Edition|
|1.13.0||beta 18.104.22.168||Hay bales can now be used to play the banjo, if they are under note blocks.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU19||CU7||1.12||Patch 1||Added hay bales.|
|New Nintendo 3DS Edition|
|0.1.0||Added hay bales.|
- In Legacy Console Edition, once it is placed, it can be destroyed but not be picked up in Adventure mode.
The image found in the Mojam game file.