Nope, not ridiculous at all. I’ve been doing it for years to the point my whole herd is housebroken. (Even a 250lb boer wether) They live outside but come in for visits now. Lol. As they get older, leave them out for longer periods of time and once their coats are good and thick you can transition them to your barn with a igloo dog house In the stall for them to snuggle in with a deep layer of straw.