Hay vs. Straw

Xouie

Crowing
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Jun 11, 2020
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My birds (chickens, quail) LOVE alfalfa hay. They sit, nest, burrow, scratch, and just play in it. Plus it smells better than straw IMO.
 

StinkyAcres

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If it gets warm and the hay gets compacted it will easily grow mold. Also, when I threw hay in my run last winter, my chickens ate the long strands which resulted in crop issues.
 

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