Easy Goat Coats

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  1. Oat Bucket Farm

    Oat Bucket Farm Well-Known Member Supporter

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    One way to make simple, quick and easy goat coats is to uset he lower legs of a pair of sweat pants. Depending on the size of baby goat, you can use childrens sweats or small or medium sized adult sweats. Even large can work. When a pair of sweats starts to wear out, we cut the legs off just below the knee. Then you cut holes for the goats fron legs to go through and slip it over the goat's head.

    Here are some pics of a couple of our baby goats from a year or so ago wearing sweat pant goat coats.

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    ya i use the sleeves off a sweeatshirt for our babys when they are born.
    but i never thought of the legs of sweatpants thanks for that
     
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    I use the sleeves from old sweatshirts for baby pygmy goats. works great too.
     
  5. Rockytopsis

    Rockytopsis A & N Lazy Pond Farm Supporter

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    Great idea. Thanks
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    That is just too cute. I have been wondering about something like that. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    nehimama An Ozark Engineer Supporter

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    Thanks! I've been doing just that for coats for small dogs.

    NeHi
     
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    Cute !!!! and great idea!!! :)
     
  10. Oat Bucket Farm

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    No problem, I thought since there are a lot of winter babies being born that you all might find it useful.
     
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    That's exactly what I do, works great. Also, don't forget to cut a slot on the underside if the coat is for a boy:)
     
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    Thank you, I forgot to mention that,LOL
     
  13. Pony

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    Great idea! But there's something missing on the "sweatshirts"...

    Oh! I know what it is! They need a college logo on the front/back!

    I will look at the resale shop to see if they have any old sweatpants for sale. I think I have only one quite old, very used pair around here, so threadbare that I doubt it would even stand up to scissors to cut off the legs.
     
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    Little baby sweater turned inside out..so no one eats the buttons work well too..and just the right size..baby tee shirts and sweats would be good too.
     
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    I'd gotten a lot of fleece pieces of fabric from a local thrift shop - soI cut about 12" squares and sewed elastic on for under the belly on front and back, and a piece of elastic to hold it on around the neck plus elastic to bring up on the front legs - - worked great to get them used to the real cold weather.... then put in barrels with small cut outs and the kids went into those barrels and they were toasty warm - mothers slept in the open barn, and kids in barrels.. I'm certain this is what saved my kids when it got to -14*....
     
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    Do you put a light in the barrels? or just like they are?

    I cut the arms off of sweat shirts and the legs off sweat pants and just box them up, they always come in handy. The sweat shirts work good on the real tiny ones, just have to remember they can't wear those too long.