What does flakes of hay mean?

A Flake of hay is a 3 to 4 inches thick (typically, but can be thinner) and is made as the hay is baled. The baler picks up clumps or patches of hay and compresses them into bales in layers. Once the bale is finished it is tied up into a neat rectangular package. When you cut the ties on the hay it will come apart a bit and you can see each flake that went into the bale.
Many people, especially horse people tend to feed horses by the flake, which is an incorrect way to feed animals as each flake may weight out differently even though they are the same overall dimensions.
Flakes are also called Slices, pats, sections, leaves (or leafs), or biscuits, depending on what part of the world you live in.
A Flake of hay is a 3 to 4 inches thick (typically, but can be thinner) and is made as the hay is baled. The baler picks up clumps or patches of hay and compresses them into bales in layers. Once the bale is finished it is tied up into a neat rectangular package. When you cut the ties on the hay it will come apart a bit and you can see each flake that went into the bale.
Many people, especially horse people tend to feed horses by the flake, which is an incorrect way to feed animals as each flake may weight out differently even though they are the same overall dimensions.
Flakes are also called Slices, pats, sections, leaves (or leafs), or biscuits, depending on what part of the world you live in.