near me (about 60 cents in gas round trip) is the place I buy hay. also "near me" (about $2.50 in gas) is the place I get straw. straw just went up to $3.50 a bale. Hay is only $2.75. I can load 6 bales in my car, so if I'm doing the math right, straw is now just over $3.91 a bale and hay is $2.85. Same size bales. So can I just bed my goats on hay? Some of it ends up in their bedding anyway, goats being messy eaters. And I'm wondering why I'm paying the extra dollar for straw. Any thoughts? I have a kid due in a month if that matters.