Originally Posted by SueNH
I would actually mix straw with most hay for 2 of mine to eat in the winter. The only thing that stops me is the cost. Straw is 3x the price here when you can even find it. One of mine is a real air fern and needs nothing to stay fat. The other needs a handful of something and a lot of nothing to stay plump.
We give our easy keepers straw mixed with hay, but here it's half or a third of the cost of hay.
But my hay got 12.5 % protein in it, so I don't have to worry about the horses not getting enough protein in their diet.