Do Pigs Eat Hay?

How much hay do you feed a pig?

This ratio varies with the season and over the years but the pasture/hay is the foundation of their diet followed by the whey. Our pigs eat about 0.8 to 2 lbs of hay per day per hundred weight of pig. That is to say a 200 lb pig eats about 1.6 lbs of hay a day.

Can pigs lay in hay?

Old hay makes great pig bedding. The only potential downside to using old hay instead of straw, is that hay does not brighten up the pen as much as straw. It’s not a difference in function, hay will work very well. It’s just a difference in looks to you, the pigs don’t care!

Can pigs live on hay alone?

Pigs can’t live on a diet of only grass & hay, especially young ones.

What should you not feed pigs?

What not to feed pigs is anything moldy, slimy, or rotten. Raw meat and raw eggs should never be fed to swine. Feeding raw meat to pigs can transfer diseases such as foot and mouth disease. Eating raw eggs can interfere with the biotin absorption of pigs.