drat ! I was hoping for a magic solution. I do like the rubbermaid container idea, I'll give it a go, my hay is in bags and I have heard before it's better to store it open to the air ( I just leave the bag open) but dragging it cage to cage and pulling out handfuls, I'm so messy ! lol It's enough to clean up after the chins. It isn't that is is hard to clean up but like you say it's a twice a day ordeal. I get as much off the floor as I can with my little dustpan and hand broom, pick up what I can, and vacuum.
I put those hammock things in my cages and surprise non of my chins really cares for that, but they have been making handy hay holders.
I was out at the Costco here ( a big wholesale shopping warehouse) and saw a big shop vacuum. It got me to thinking I want one. Not the one they had there it had more features than I think I want. I just want a good sucker with a big bucket. Currently I am using my Kenmore Canister and as it is my house vacuum I imagine as much chin room vacuuming as I do and what I vacuum up in there I can justify needing a special vacuum for the chin room. I am thinking a little dustbuster would be handy too.
Just trying to streamline some processes here, I want to be able to expand my chin herd but I better get more efficient! I also found some cool slide in place wooden flooring that's got me thinking too. All of my cages are on wheels and going across carpet is doable but a smooth surface would be easier. Of course my chin room is one of two room carpeted in the house, the rest of the house is hardwoods but non of my other rooms are really suitable for my babies, it's karma probably I really should have behaved more in my early twenties. OK now I need to find the website that sells the money tree seeds, anyone remember which one it was?
Thanks for the hay ideas.