I have a 9 month old Jersey Giant and she's eating straw. I put straw in her run a few weeks ago to give her and her sisters something interesting to kick around and apparently, she's been eating it. It started to ferment in her crop. Gave her a bad, bad tummy ache and gas. So we spent the day at the vet yesterday who gave her something to help push it all through her system and today she is MUCH better. (And I raked up the straw from their run and put it into the compost bin.) And according to her x-rays, she's ingesting the sand from her house and pine shavings from her nest box. Neither my EE or BO eat this stuff. Are Jersey's more prone to bad eating habits? I don't see her spending as much time at the feeder as her sisters do. I'm just looking for some input from other Jersey owners. I feel awful that I caused her to have this problem. And I want to do everything I can to prevent it from happening in the future and keep her as healthy as possible. I call her my vegetarian because if it were all up to her, she'd spend her days eating bananas, spinach, etc.