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Hay wasters!

Livia Rabideau

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I have bought hay racks. My pigs won't use them. They prefer to pee and poop allover their hay, which leads to a lot of wasted hay. I have tried making coroplast hay boxes. They didn't like those either. I saw someone on here uses a bent grid for their hay racks. I made three today. One for each pair. So far all 6 piggies are using it! I am so excited! My girls are wasting so much hay I am really hoping they will use this! Thanks to whomever posted the idea!
 

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Betsy

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Looks good! My lot won't eat hay from a hay rack unless it is in the hospital cage. They will eat it out of a hay box though on the floor of the hutch though or they eat they stuff they have wee'd and pooped on.
 

Livia Rabideau

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Thanks! I am hoping it continues. I am wasting half of the girls hay each day. My boys only poop and pee where they sleep, so not much waste from them.
 

Piggies&buns

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Long may it continue!
My boys don’t like hay racks, pee, poop, sleep and run on it and then it tastes nice apparently....strange little creatures! They are in a hutch though so I got through a lot of hay for bedding so I suppose even if they did use a hayrack if probably wouldn’t make much difference to my hay bill!
 

Betsy

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Long may it continue!
My boys don’t like hay racks, pee, poop, sleep and run on it and then it tastes nice apparently....strange little creatures! They are in a hutch though so I got through a lot of hay for bedding so I suppose even if they did use a hayrack if probably wouldn’t make much difference to my hay bill!
Hay really does taste nicer that way. My lot have proved it on many occasions. I have my 5 piggie in a hutch and use hay for bedding with a base of puppy pads.
 

Seven7

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Mine use their hay pan as their bathrooms and I don't mind it. Cleaning becomes much easier so I would rather they waste hay than wash heavily soiled fleece liners and fleece pee pads.

Because I wash fleece beddings by hand, I find that there is less pee on their fleece beddings, so I don't have to do aggressive cleaning of the fleece beddings. Also, cleaning work load is much lighter because all their pee go to hay pan. I do use puppy pee pad on the bottom of the hay pan to abosorb the pee, so I throw away both the soiled hay and puppy pee pad, which makes cleaning much easier.
 
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