Need ideas for goat beds.

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by Beckngoats, Jun 21, 2015.

  1. Beckngoats

    Beckngoats New Member

    We only have the two wethers,so the bed wouldn't have to be huge. But I would like the boys to be comfy!

    So I'm looking for sizes, shapes, and bedding for it... Like Pine shavings,or whatever you use.

    Thanks!
     
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  2. showme

    showme Getting Started

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    Apr 28, 2015
    Western Ky
    We just have 2 does right now. They have a pallet with straw on in the corner of their partially 3 sided lean to.

    Sometimes they leave the straw on it, sometimes they eat at it, sometimes they push it all off the pallet. Sometimes they just lay in the one spot of dirt they keep scraping out or in the grass.

    Sometimes they really soil the straw and other times, they keep it clean looking (no pee or berries) for several days and I just toss more on to cover. The pallet lets the urine fall below so they aren't laying in it all the time. It seems to depend on how lazy they are (or if it's raining) as to if they soil their bedding or go out to do their business
     
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  3. Beckngoats

    Beckngoats New Member

    Does one pallet work for two goats? I like the idea. Thanks!
     
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  4. We have sleeping shelves for our does and lots of straw under the shelves also so they have the choice. I put a little straw on their shelves also. The two buck houses have just deep straw bedding. Theirs are wood floor buildings with a horse mat in it and lots of straw. I have used bales of straw at times also for beds. In the does area I have 3 dog crates with the doors off. They love those. You can pick those up at goodwill or second hand stores.
     
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  5. Beckngoats

    Beckngoats New Member

    Oooh! Dog crates.... Awesome idea! Thanks!
     
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  6. K Gemmill

    K Gemmill Member

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    Aug 22, 2017
    Bellingham Washington
    I have two weathered Nigerian goats and I use a large dog house also have a corner with layered shavings and straw . They use both
     
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  7. Davon

    Davon Active Member

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    Sep 21, 2017
    North Carolina
    I've been wanting to build a platform with slats under my does building. Maybe 2x2's on edge with an inch gap between them. The berries would fall through and I could rake it out from underneath to use for fertilizer. In the summertime it would keep them nice and cool. When it gets cold I could put a piece of plywood over part of it for them to lay on. Still haven't got to it though. :-/
     
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  8. K Gemmill

    K Gemmill Member

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    Aug 22, 2017
    Bellingham Washington
    Good idea, thanks
     
  9. Deborah Haney

    Deborah Haney Well-Known Member

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    Jul 11, 2017
    There's a special needs rescue group called Goats of Anarchy; a little too PETA-esque for my tastes (anti-meat, anti-milk, anti-disbudding) but to each his own. They use kiddie pools. 27GOATS-web3-blog427.jpg
     
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  10. ArborGoats

    ArborGoats Well-Known Member

    Jan 24, 2013
    Those are very cool! I really like the tires, mine like the little dog igloos to hide in :)