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Bluebell

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Whilst agreeing that it is clean and non dusty, is it always this tough and stalky or is this just a bad year with them? I've had bullock hay that was softer! I tried their meadow hay but it was too musty to use when they are currently indoors so have stuck to the Timothy but it's really currently just being a stalky carpet as they really don't eat it. Don't know whether to stick with it or cancel my order?
 

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It’s first cut that they sell which is stalky.

they were recently selling softer second cut timothy though but I can’t see it on there now. They are however doing a blend which is a mix of first cut (stalky) and second cut (soft) so you could perhaps look into that.

if you piggies don’t like stalky though then there is little point in continuing with their normal first cut.
I used to use Oxbow hay blends (before I found haybox) which was a mix of soft orchard grass and soft Timothy. They liked it, but it was rather expensive
 

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I found from September them seemed to get more stalky and we were wasting more as they were not eating it, but we have switched to the meadow and they love it! It’s a shame the 2nd cut was short lived as it looked perfect!
 

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I agree it's gone stalky now but that's hay, it's never consistent, too many variables with weather. I'm throwing a lot more away at the moment, hoping it will improve. Mine didn't like haybox meadow. I get Natures Own Meadow but the last delivery of that was very dusty chopped up little bits.
 
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