Question for yall about Shivering

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by MadCatX, Dec 1, 2020.

  1. MadCatX

    MadCatX Well-Known Member

    Jan 16, 2018
    So most of yall know I have two pet goats lol and also most of yall know ill worry for nothing, come here post, and we have a laugh.

    So same situation
    Clyde is shivering, our temps in GA have been a roller coaster. He's bulking up his fur, hes dry, eating normal being normal. So this is more just a question for a newbie. (still)

    When is too much shiverring bad and while I need his coat to grow out, any tips or tricks? Sometimes I bring them in to stand by the fire which...ends up a battle so see who can get closer and Clyde in his infinite goat wisdom singed his side hair (not bad, no burning) i grabbed him and he was mad i did, smoldered goat fur is horrible.
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  2. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Certainly deep bedding, no drafts and hay to eat help. If it seems too cold and a goat is shivering too long, I will put a dog coat on them at night. I take it off during the day. Most of the time they shouldn't need one but you are the one looking at them and caring for them. I see no problem putting a coat on to get them through an unusually cold period that they can't seem to deal with. With that said, it has been a rare occasion that I have needed to put a coat on a goat and I'm in Ohio.

  3. MadCatX

    MadCatX Well-Known Member

    Jan 16, 2018
    Thanks Ill get them a fresh bale today after work. We atre in the 30s we had some flurries that did not stick, but i need to note, on Thanksgiving we had on shorts and Tshirts, today we are wrapped up like @ReNat in Russia.
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  4. Goats Rock

    Goats Rock Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    NE Ohio
    Lots of good hay (a full rumen is a warm rumen) warm water if they will drink it. Mine like hot water (104ºF) I do not add molasses except after a kidding, deep straw and a coat if needed. A shot of Vitamin B complex if you think he is coming down with a cold.
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  5. MadCatX

    MadCatX Well-Known Member

    Jan 16, 2018
    Thanks all and nope he's good. It amazes me how a buck will pee on himself in the freezing weather. lol
  6. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California