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quick question about hay

Numpty

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I was wondering approximatly how much timothy hay does one piggies eat in a year. An odd question I know but seeing as how I currently live in the country I was thinking that maybe I could grow some of my own to cut down on the cost of buying it all the time.
 

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I have no idea, but that would be.. a lot! Especially since I let my piggies play in hay. :) It there a farm near?
 

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Well I live in the country so there are alot of farms but I don't know of any that have timothy hay. That's why I thought maybe I could make my own field since there is a ton of land.
 

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I bet you could make more than enough for one guinea. that would be really cool if you could pull it off because it would be the freshest hay one could possibly give their guinea.
 

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I buy my hay from Oxbow in a 50lb box and it lasts me about 4 months. I have 6 piggies and two dwarf rabbits. So that means I use 15.5 lbs of hay per month, so that would be 1.5 lb's of hay per month per piggy. That doesn't seem like alot when you say it... UMMM.
 

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Okay, thanks. It might not sound like a lot but hay isn't very heavy so there would be a fair amount in 1.5lbs
 

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You can feed adult pigs other types of hay than timothy. Mine have bermuda grass hay and they love it. It might not have the exact nutrition contents that timothy has but it still ranks up there. Some people give their pigs orchard grass, bluegrass, oat hay, brome hay and others.
 

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Does anyone know if clover is good for them? I know that rabbits sure love it. Because I found out that a field behind my house has mostly clover and timothy in it, so I figured that I could just harvest some of it.
 

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Clover is fine for piggies to eat. Just make sure it comes from a place where no pesticides/chemicals have been used and where no other animals use that spot for pottying.
 

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Well I know that no chemicals and that are used because it's my property but I can't exactly tell if any wild animals that are around use it as a bathroom haha
 

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Yeah it would be hard to tell if wild animals use it for going potty, but I would wash it well before giving it to them just as you would any other veggies.
 

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Okay. thanks.
 
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