When the baby pigs arrived, they were undernourished and mineral deficient. They have improved immensely, but are still a bit too lean. The horses and llamas are on one side of them, the goats kitty corner and the sheep on the other. For the longest time, even though they were given hay, the pigs did nothing with it. Then the horses decided to lean over the fence and eat some of the piggie's hay, so the pigs tried it. I also sprinkled their grain over the hay, so once in a while they had to take some hay with the grains. Now they look forward to their ration of hay and enjoy rooting through it for the best and tastiest morsels.
The chickens, ducks, geese and rabbit all eat hay, along with the pigs, sheep, goats, horses, llamas, alpacas and cows. Even the dogs and cats have been caught snarfing down some particularly tasty blades of the greener grass. In the summer the pigs eat lots of fresh green pasture grass, roots, dirt and all. Piggies love hay and grass, once they learn to eat it and it provides nutrients and roughage for their systems, especially in winter. They are the rototillers of the farm, so must keep their strength up in order to turn over the corral hay down to the dirt. As soon as the Cotswolds have their lambs and they are stable, the ram will be separated to the ram pen and the ewes will move in with the flock, so the piggies can have a field day rooting through the pen and rototilling the hay under. Thank you piggies...you are wonderful.