I need some information on Oat stray and Oat hay. My female goose Reebok is constantly picking through her straw. That was ok when that was all that was used for bedding. Their vet recommended that I put shavings down under the straw to keep their feet healthier. Now when she picks through she is picking through shavings. I thought I might buy some Oat straw to make it easier for her to find what she's looking for, but when I started looking for information on the net it just became confusing. Is oat straw - straw that hasn't had the oats fully harvested out? Then what is oat hay? Does anyone use alfalfa hay? I buy grass hay for the gpigs and give it to the geese also. I have seen Reebok pick up stands of it and eat it. I'm trying to find some more things for them to eat while in their barn at night and in bad weather. Any help appreciated. Thanks, Linda, Jordan, Reebok and Oliver.