for people who love the littlest dairy goats
In Virginia ... cold is NOT a problem. Goats grow a thick coat of cashmere to keep them warm all winter. Our adults have been fine down to 25 below zero! In fact, we had 36 hours straight a couple years ago where the temp never got above 15 below zero -- yes, Fahrenheit. No coats. No heat lamps.
We've even had goats give birth below zero, although I really hate that and now breed goats for later kiddings.
Here is more info on goats in winter:
And if you do ever wind up with an accidental breeding that will result in winter kidding, here is more info on that:
Haha ok thanks! That’s good to know. I wasn’t sure if the 20s would be a problem but I guess if they can handle -20 they’ll survive!