Hay bales are storage blocks equivalent to nine pieces of wheat. They are used as a crafting ingredient, to feed llamas, horses and horse variants, reduce fall damage or extend campfire smoke.
Hay bales often generate as pile (and in some houses, animal pens, farms, or meeting points) scattered around in plains villages, and less commonly in savanna and desert villages. They also can generate under some campfires in taiga villages and as a part of targets/scarecrows in pillager outposts.
Hay bales can be mined using any tool, but a hoe speeds up the process.
- ↑ Times are for unenchanted tools as wielded by players with no status effects, measured in seconds. For more information, see Breaking § Speed.
Hay bales can be used as compact storage of wheat.
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Although players cannot eat hay bales, hay bales serve as a compact wheat supply for crafting food items during long periods away from other food sources. A full stack of 64 hay bales is equivalent to 192 loaves of bread in a single inventory slot.
Hay bales can be fed to donkeys, horses, llamas, 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 and baby llamas by 90 seconds.
Hay bales can be used both to lead and breed horses and llamas.
Falling onto a hay bale reduces the fall damage by 80%, meaning whatever falls on a hay bale takes 20% of the normal fall damage.
Theoretically, an unarmored player with full health and no effects should be able to fall as far as 111 blocks onto a hay bale and still survive. However, there is a hard limit that only allows a player to fall 100 blocks with 1 health remaining.
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. Composting with hay bales is very inefficient, as the hay bale's chance to be composted is only slightly higher than wheat. For example, 900 wheat could be composted to yield 834⁄7 bone meal on average, but if crafted into 100 hay bales, they would only yield 121⁄7 bone meal on average
Hay bales can be placed pointing in all three spatial dimensions, in the same way as a log is placed. However, there is no "six-sided" variant like that of the wood block.
Hay bale can be placed under note blocks to produce banjo sounds.
|Sound||Subtitles||Source||Description||Resource location||Translation key||Volume||Pitch||Attenuation|
|Block broken||Blocks||Once the block has broken||1.0||0.8||16|
|Block placed||Blocks||When the block is placed||1.0||0.8||16|
|Block breaking||Blocks||While the block is in the process of being broken||0.25||0.5||16|
|None[sound 1]||Entity-Dependent||Falling on the block with fall damage||None[sound 1]||0.5||0.75||16|
|Footsteps||Entity-Dependent||Walking on the block||0.15||1.0||16|
|Blocks||Once the block has broken||0.7||0.8-1.0|
|Blocks||When the block is placed||0.8||0.8-1.0|
|Blocks||While the block is in the process of being broken||0.3||0.5|
|Players||Falling on the block with fall damage||0.4||1.0|
|Players||Walking on the block||0.3||1.0|
|Players||Jumping from the block||0.11||1.0|
|Players||Falling on the block without fall damage||0.21||1.0|
|Hay Bale||Block & Item|
|Name||Identifier||Numeric ID||Form||Item ID[i 1]||Translation key|
|Hay Bale||Block & Giveable Item[i 2]||Identical[i 3]|
|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.|
|Name||Metadata Bits||Default value||Allowed values||Values for
|pillar_axis||The axis along which the block is oriented|
|deprecated||Unused, has no effect in game.|
|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.|
|The hay bale currently does not have an in-game name, but is called "Hay Bale" in the change notes.|
|13w16b||The hay bale has now received an in-game name, which is "Hay Block".|
|13w18a||Hay blocks have now received a crafting recipe.|
|13w21a||Hay blocks are now flammable.|
|13w24a||The name of "Hay Block" has been changed to "Hay Bale".|
|1.8||14w10a||Six-sided hay bales no longer have a model.|
|14w25a||All blocks have been converted to use block states, so the block/data-value combination 170/12 (6-sided hay bale) has been removed.|
|14w26c||The amount of how much hay bales heal has been rebalanced.|
|Hay bales now accelerate the growth of horses.|
|1.9||15w44b||Falling onto a hay bale now 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||The textures of hay bales have been changed.|
|18w47a||Added pillager outposts, which sometimes generate with scarecrows made of hay bales.|
|18w48a||Hay bales now generate in the updated plains villages.|
|18w49a||Hay bales now generate in the updated savanna villages.|
|18w50a||Hay bales now generate in the updated desert and taiga villages.|
|19w02a||When a hay bale is placed under a campfire, the campfire's smoke now rises higher than normal (25 blocks instead of the normal 10).|
|19w03a||Placing a hay bale into the new composter has now 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.|
|1.16||20w09a||Hay bales can now be used to craft target blocks|
|20w10a||Hay bales can now be broken faster using hoes.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|v0.8.0||build 2||Added hay bales.|
|v0.15.0||build 1||Hay bales can now be used to feed horses.|
|1.1.0||alpha 126.96.36.199||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 188.8.131.52||The textures of hay bales have been changed.|
|Hay bale now generate in pillager outposts as targets, and in the new plains, desert and savanna villages.|
|1.11.0||beta 184.108.40.206||Hay bale can now be used to fill up composters.|
|When a hay bale is placed under a campfire, the campfire's smoke now rises higher than normal (25 blocks instead of the normal 10).|
|1.13.0||beta 220.127.116.11||Hay bales can now be used to play the banjo, if they are under note blocks.|
|?||Hay bales with the side texture on all faces has been removed, and replaced with the y axis aligned bale.|
|1.16.0||beta 18.104.22.168||Hay bales can now be used to craft targets.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU19||CU7||1.12||Patch 1||Added hay bales.|
|1.90||The textures of hay bales have been changed.|
|New Nintendo 3DS Edition|
|0.1.0||Added hay bales.|
Issues relating to "Hay Bale", "Hay Block", or "Hay" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.
The image found in the Mojang game file.
Unreleased texture update hay bale texture.
- Block of the Week: Hay Bale – Minecraft.net on March 31, 2017