They are in a large pen with two 2 1/2 month old Boers that we are taking to the fair. He was laying on his side (not curled up or anything) inside the dog house dead when we found him. I tried to send a question about our dwarf goats to thriftyhomesteader.com and it wouldn’t,t go through. Thank you. There is a lot more to parasite control than simply using dewormers. Thanks. If it’s below 20 or if they’re outside and it’s windy — even at 40 degrees — they can also get hypothermia really fast and die. I also have 2 microwavable warming discs that I can put under and around newborns to help dry and keep them warm. The shelters all face East, as our worst weather comes from due South, Southwest and North, Northwest. He killed them both. If you ever see any humidity buildup in there, that is definitely a bad sign that you don’t have enough ventilation. As with chickens, goats need plenty of fresh air. Tomorrow the high will be 10 & windy. They should have plenty of straw to insulate them from the ground, and they should be able to cuddle up together. You didn’t say whether those temps were your daily highs or overnight lows. So he was a house goat for almost a year lol. There is no reason to use it again in 11 days routinely (or 7 days or 10 days). I am so nervous for them. All of them usually take a big drink every time I bring a new bucket of warm water to them. It is also best if goats have a shelter available at all times to go into to get out of the wind and rain. Look for sizes of 12- 18 inches for newborns, depending on the breed. Goats kept inside all winter tend to have more problems with lung issues, such as pneumonia. (One in my arms on way to emergency vet despite my mouth to mouth efforts, the other during the night AT the vet! If it’s above 0 F, they can go outside, assuming they have a place where they can get out of the wind. We have no idea why they didn’t make it. Sounds like her pink eye probably came from her poking her eye, and that usually heals on its own without you doing anything. I bought your “Raising Goats Naturally” book last year & highly recommend it. 12.09.2011 by thriftyhomesteader // 79 Comments. And this also depends on the variation in temperature, which affects body temperature. We even had a pair of two-day-old twins in the barn, although they were under a heat lamp, which probably got the temperature up to maybe 0 for them. We just do not know what happened? I'm feeling the urge (already and they aren't here) to bring them inside to get them completely dry and dressed in sweaters before leaving them to their mama. I can see why you’d lose kids. Now check your email to confirm your subscription. They’ll do just fine with their warm cashmere coats down to temperatures as low as a human can survive with a warm coat. https://thriftyhomesteader.com/internal-parasite-in-goats-preventing/. The last 4 years of our first goats’ lives, they would get chilled easily. How often would we need to bring water out to them? You may have noticed that your goats look fuzzier in winter — or maybe not if … Yes, he should be fine in those temperatures as long as he can cuddle up with the other goats. Thanks to our fabulous vets that zeroed in on the problem and injected her with thiamin and brought her around. If yes, how long? Kids can cuddle up with each other in a dog crate with the door removed, or you can make a three-sided wooden box with a top where they can cuddle up together. We have 4 Cashmere (does) and 1 Cashmere buck. we're supposed to be getting down to 6 degrees by Thursday. I have a neutered male ( 2yrs), a doe ( 1 yr) who has just given birth to a Billy! They have good cashmere goats at this point but burr… its cold here. Pregnant does would have a grass-alfalfa mix. It then got swollen & drainage started. 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