Since i have been using hay as their bedding... They must just sit there and eat and eat ALL night long.. I dont feel comfortable cutting down on their pig feed.. cause i think that it has all the nutrients that they need in it.. So..heres my dilemma.. i need thick bedding for them for the winter... we have been putting in a bale of hay at a time.. and they go through that in about a week. I know that i can use straw..but if they eat that..will they get sick? Maybe use straw on the bottom and just some hay on top for a treat? WHat do others use for pig bedding in the winter time? I was thinking of getting them pig blankets..(heating pads).. but i'd need 3 of them... and i cant run that much electricity off of the extension cord... I just cant stand the thought of them being cold outside.. They survived last winter..(their first winter outside..) but they looked rough come spring time..