Hello, I have a neighbor that has recently (within the past 6 months) acquired some livestock. She has always kept packs of dogs running around, but this is the first time I've seen her have livestock. Her husband put up fence on approx. 1/3 acre lot and they put in a pony, which foaled this summer, and two large milking goats. To this day I have never seen them give these animals hay. During summer the field stayed in grass, but now that it's winter the whole field is mud. I still see no hay. I have been watching everyday as I drive by to go to work to see if the animals are keeping weight and so far they are, but the goats seem to vocalize a lot. I have a small herd of pygmy goats and they only holler at me at feeding time. These two goats of hers seem to cry off and on all day long. Like I said, all the animals seem to be in correct weight. Is it possible they are staying fit on only grain? Isn't it cruel not to offer grazers and browsers hay in winter months? I'm thinking about asking her some questions, but don't want to start anything with them. They can be defensive and argumentative. I thought about saying "Aren't you feeding hay? Did you know that this type of animal requires hay for digestion and well being? I have several bales I could sell you if you need until you can get some." Or maybe I should just continue to watch and keep my mouth shut unless I actually see skinny animals. Anyway, just had to get this off my chest. It is worrying me and my husband and everyday we wonder if we should approach them about it. I probably will.