I needed to worm the goats but it was WAY TOO COLD out in their barn to do it, so once again I had goats in the house. I don't have a bathroom scale so I used the WII Fit board to get it done.
Here is chip taking his turn getting weighed, he is so lovable. Now that I have their weights I could give them the proper dosage of wormer.
Chip just loved all the attention he was getting while I trimmed his hooves and gave him a general cleaning up. I was happy my mother was here to help, otherwise I'm not sure I could have got this done.
Gidget liked it too, she fell right to sleep while she was getting her manicures.
I picked up these vests at goodwill in case it got really cold, I figured I could get them to fit the goats if needed. When it got to 15* below zero and their fur was covered in frost I decided to give them a try.
Chip's was open down below so he could do his business. He didn't seem to mind the jacket at all.
Becca Boo wasn't too excited, but she seemed to be warmer and happier over night in the barn.
Addison didn't like it, so I took hers off yesterday. She also seems to be the least effected by the cold.
Gidget seems to love the jacket. She always seemed to be cold but not now, she goes outside more than she did.
I will take all the jackets off today as it is unexpectedly warming up to above zero, who knows for how long?
I am an Ocicat. My duties include; security (rodents), counter intelligence (predators), infiltration (sneaking) and night surveillance.
I live in NE Minnesota on 10 wooded acres with; my best friend Mocha, three dogs, chickens, Guinea Hens, Nigerian Dwarf Goats, Cascade Sheep, Icelandic sheep, and a few humans.
When we moved here it was completely wooded, our plan is to turn this property into a working homestead.