One of my goats, Leah, was shivering this morning when I went out to feed (the other goat, Ava, was shivering a little when she out from their shelter to eat but not once she went back in) . I felt awful for Leah. The goats have shelter out of the wind and rain and it is deeply bedded, and they have hay in front of them 24/7 but the poor baby was still cold. I was racking my brain as to what I could do to keep her warm so I made a makeshift blanket for her. I took one of my Draper Therapy wraps and then used some vetwrap to keep the leg wrap on. She seemed quite appreciative of it; she had stopped shivering by the time I was done taking care of the horse. Yes, I know, a picture is really in order and I will take one when I go back out later this morning.
Anybody else notice their goats get cold? I am seriously considering getting them both a blanket and wondering if I should plan on putting heat lamp above their stall in the barn.
Leah wearing her makeshift blanket.