Overwintering Goats


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Part one of our overwintering series - Goats can handle the cold as they grow a thick cashmere coat in winter

  • Only provide extra heat if they are giving birth to kids in severe winter below 0F or -17.8C
  • If kids get too cold they need to be brought in and kept on heat pads
  • Don’t use heat lamps in barns as are fire hazards + open barns for fresh air won’t be heated by lamps
  • They need plenty of fresh air, as pneumonia is the 2nd most common cause of death
  • You can make coats for the kids from sweatshirts
  • Give them warm water in winter which they love


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