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  1. Goats
    I need help! I have 3 separate shelters in my doe pen, but they only seem to want to pile into the smallest shelter. They don’t all fit hence why we have 3 in there, but they all try to squeeze in. We have lost a few goats due to being smothered by the others and I am unsure how to fix this. All...
  2. General Chat
    a little random , but just curious. i was looking up how cold ohio can get (my area) and the record low was -39°F BUT that was in 1899 ... geez... thats COLD !!!! i have seen -14°F before but that was BEFORE i had the animals. so far ive seen 10°F as a low. and thats pretty dang cold as it is...
  3. Homesteading Questions
    I have an 8 foot wide by about 12 foot tall water cistern (5,000 gallons) about 8 feet under ground. I’m concerned about the water freezing during this winter as the temperatures drop significantly here. Im also trying to study the effect the 2/3 of the tank that’s underground has on the 1/3rd...
  4. Cattle
    Hi, all. I live in Vermont so, naturally, the winters will be quite cold. I'm starting my small beef herd this winter, and have 4 heifer calves that I've bought -- two born in April, and two born in June (but staying with their mothers until September before being weaned). Come September, I will...
  5. Cattle
    Hello I'm in SE Georgia right on the Georgia Florida Line and I was wondering how y'all figure how many bales of hay you need per cow per month over a 3 month winter season. I know the exact number would depend on many different factors but what I'm looking for is a simple "guesstimate" of bales...
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