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best bedding...

Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:40 pm
by avons82

with bedding for my new kunekune is just normal straw ok or should I be using barley straw? I've seen both recommended.. :roll:

thaaaanks! :D

Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 10:17 pm
by Stanfield
Not sure what type of straw mine have, all I know is it doesnt last long! They all gather for a feast as soon as I put it down and it is down to mulch by he next morning!

Posted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 5:40 pm
by wendy scu
they like barley straw best but wheat will do :)

Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 12:32 am
by ambriel
We use hay for ours. It's softer than straw plus they can eat it if they feel peckish in the night.

Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 7:08 pm
by avons82
Where do I get barley straw and wheat from? Does it come in bales from farmey shop / livestock feed places like normal straw does?

Thanks! :D

Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:27 pm
by wendy scu
wheat straw and barley straw ARE normal straw!! :lol:

Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:33 pm
by avons82

you mean the yellow (ish) bales of straw you get from the farmer???

you mean the stuff you put in ponds to get rid of the algea is just "normal straw"???

no way! :roll:

Posted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 9:07 pm
by emmy j 74
hiya i used straw and my pig now has dry itchy skin ,so i had t take it ou and now im stuck for what to use !

Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 4:26 pm
by Pandora
Unless there were lice in the straw, it will not have caused that reaction. I suggest you ask the breeder if your pig has been injected for pig mange/lice. If not, you should treat her as it may be that causing itching etc.