Any gloves that are good for hay handling?

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Hermelin

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Hey,

I wonder if anyone know of any good gloves that you can wear while handling hay. Right now I have just normal working gloves but the hay still manage to come in contact with my skin.

I’m so unlucky my grass pollen allergy also started to react to when I touch hay and handle it. So I get small itchy spots and a local inflammation, where I come in contact with hay.

Not really good, because I get small wounds on my hands and arms. Which I can’t have at the place I work, to get extra money and it also troubles me when I have lab at my university.

I can’t buy just one grass sort because it would get extremely expensive and hard to find for me. Don’t really know what type of grass I react to. But I get different reaction depending on what grass it is. Also what time the hay was harvest, will have an effect.


Would be glad to get a few useful tips ^^

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Could you use rubber kitchen gloves? Or maybe Gardening work gloves?
 

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I’ll go out and buy rubber kitchen gloves, never used those before.

Because my mom it’s allergic to rubber :3
 

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Hi. I have Carhartt insulated work gloves. They’re pretty thick and they last forever. Also, if you pick up your bunny and he nips you, you won’t feel a thing.
Thanks for the tips, I’ll take a look at it. I’m lucky none of my bunnies nips when being picked up they often just snuggle up or give kisses :)
 

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Maybe a change in hay type might help. I'm very allergic to Timothy so I switched to orchard grass. Also bought a bulk box (100 count) of surgical glove and only use once and throw them away.
 

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Look at your local tractor supply or hardware stores for the thick leather work gloves. They feel like suede on the outside. They have ones that are a little longer.
Worst case, find some welding gloves! Nothing gets through those babies!
 

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Maybe a change in hay type might help. I'm very allergic to Timothy so I switched to orchard grass. Also bought a bulk box (100 count) of surgical glove and only use once and throw them away.
I can only find timothy hay and meadow hay from the farmers growing nearby. I buy hay in bulk because they go through one small hay bale (15kg) every month.

Never knew how much hay a french lop and holland lop could eat.

I often try to get the hay that not so dusty and early ripped.
 

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Look at your local tractor supply or hardware stores for the thick leather work gloves. They feel like suede on the outside. They have ones that are a little longer.
Worst case, find some welding gloves! Nothing gets through those babies!
I will have a look at it and see if I find a good glove for me :)
 
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