X2I use prairie hay or just grass hay. Straw breaks down too much.
I just keep an eye on it when cleaning kennels. If its wet change it, if its just low I add some.
I clean everything out and wash out the houses in early spring before the fleas come out. I dont use any bedding of any kind in flea season.
If the hay is settling or flattening down check to make sure its not wet, if it is change it, if not wet add more hay, fluff it up, dog will run around smelling it and eventually make a bed.When you put hay or straw in the doghouse for cold weather what maintenance or frequency do you change or otherwise check on quality? Thanks for your input and comments.