We have the opportunity to get a ton of oat hay for a good price and are wondering if this is a smart thing. I am looking to find out if other folks have used oat hay as feed source with the additional benefit of bedding during the muddy months. Can chickens get the benefit of the whole oat? We're starting an egg business and have 40 layers and need to find ways to cut feed costs. This would be a way to do that, but we're hesitant to buy the hay if it won't significantly cut our feed cost. Thanks for your help!