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Good morning here in Maine its been -22 for two morning.. So this morning when I went to let the goats out they were shaking so they must be cold.. I would like to make them something.. Can anybody suggest something..Or do you think its a good idea..Please I need help..I have pygmies and they will be a year old this spring and they are little girls.. Thanks..
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I actually posted that I was looking for smal mini horse blankets for one of my does, she is older and thinner, so that just means colder! I got a reply back from someone that said a local tack shop has a good deal on dog blankets, for calves she uses XXl or XXXL can't remember which one now, so I think I will be heading there soon!
http://www.greenhawk.net/cgi-local/...ts.html?L+scstore+ttgx9009ff9e829e+1232237531
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I put this on Gretta just for a few minutes last year...The coats flattens their fuzzy natural coat (which is better insulation) so I don't use them...BUT, if mine continued to shiver I would move them into my insulated shed where the temp is controlled at 30 degrees. I only had one morning where Gretta was shivering and I think she had just gotten a chill from going from their hut to the outside..it stopped pretty quickly once she started moving around and eating hay. It has been -25 here with with -45 wind chill and what worked the best was deep dry bedding and lots of grass hay to eat. Here is the coat...it was my German Shepherds and Gretta is a Pygmy.
http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b...M2bloyYg9vPgY/cC/f=0/ps=50/r=0/rx=550/ry=400/
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I have some blankets like in Minelson's pictures. I got mine from a tack shop on ebay. It's been awile but I think I typed in "Goat Coats" when I was looking & found a tack shop & the woman makes her blankets for all types of livestock including horses, so you could pick out certain sizes.
If you worried & think they need something know you could maybe get away with using an old sweatshirt & just cut the sleeves off the put there front legs through those holes.
My goats actually have really thick wooly like fur for the winter so unles 1 is not feeling well or something I don't put them on them anymore. I bought them when I was new to goats & much more over protective.
I do make sure in these temp's that they have EXTRA bedding and plenty of good Hay to eat since while they are eating that keeps there rumen's working which keeps them warm. Also make sure they have a place out of the wind.
 

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I actually posted that I was looking for smal mini horse blankets for one of my does, she is older and thinner, so that just means colder! I got a reply back from someone that said a local tack shop has a good deal on dog blankets, for calves she uses XXl or XXXL can't remember which one now, so I think I will be heading there soon!
http://www.greenhawk.net/cgi-local/...ts.html?L+scstore+ttgx9009ff9e829e+1232237531
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Thats a good idea never thought of that thanks..
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I have some blankets like in Minelson's pictures. I got mine from a tack shop on ebay. It's been awile but I think I typed in "Goat Coats" when I was looking & found a tack shop & the woman makes her blankets for all types of livestock including horses, so you could pick out certain sizes.
If you worried & think they need something know you could maybe get away with using an old sweatshirt & just cut the sleeves off the put there front legs through those holes.
My goats actually have really thick wooly like fur for the winter so unles 1 is not feeling well or something I don't put them on them anymore. I bought them when I was new to goats & much more over protective.
I do make sure in these temp's that they have EXTRA bedding and plenty of good Hay to eat since while they are eating that keeps there rumen's working which keeps them warm. Also make sure they have a place out of the wind.
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I will type in goat coats and see what happens.. I do have some sweatshirts from the grandkids kicking around I could try that for a temp fix..thanks.
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I have an old pygmy wether I'm trying to pamper through another winter and have pretty much decided he needs some extra warmth. I did a search this morning and found this site:

http://stores.ebay.com/Custom-Pet-And-Tack-Supply

Scroll on down towards the bottom of the page. Their prices seem reasonable.

Janis
 
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