11 ways to prep animals for winter | Living the Country Life

11 ways to prep animals for winter

As colder weather creeps in, it's your job to make sure your animals are warm, safe, and cared for. Here are some tips for getting your furry, feathered and finned friends ready for winter!
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Build huts for your goats

Goats don't need an air-tight shelter, but they do need protection from the cold. A three-sided portable hut provides a happy medium. Floor drafts are a goat's worst enemy, but if fresh air comes in the top and mixes with warmer air before hitting the ground, that's fine. The huts can also be turned as needed to face away from the wind. Make sure there's plenty of room for goats to hunker down in, and if you can, let them in the barn at night.

Date Published: October 19, 2012
Date Updated: December 5, 2013

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