Nearly 3 months on the Chaffhaye and I still like it. The goats fight over who gets the white yeasty parts and the barn is dry for once.
Downsides have been noted with winter weather; the bedding may be dry, but it doesn’t build up, so I’m going to buy hay just so the goats can waste some! I think the Chaffhaye is perfect for summer months, but cold weather means the goats can use some hay dropped on the floor to help keep everyone warm. I will still feed the Chaffhaye, but will feed regular hay in addition. This should help on costs as well, since the warmer the goats are the less they should have to eat to maintain body temperature. As soon as it got cold we doubled our Chaffhaye consumption.