for people who love the littlest dairy goats
I have the intention to shave the goats at least once a year. Especially with how ridiculously hot it gets here in Louisiana. I just don't know when I should do it...It's still in the 5o's most nights. I'm guessing when its getting to be about 60-70 at night would be a good time? I do want some of the hair to grow back before it gets too hot and sunny...otherwise I will have to put sunscreen on Pecial who is mostly white, and probably Indiana too since she has a good bit of white towards the back.
I've read that goat lice are specific to goats, and I'm sure we would have had them by now if it were possible! :)
Don't worry if Pecial had lice. I was horrified the first time I found lice on my goats. I felt like such a terrible goatherd! But it happens to just about everyone and is really not a big deal.
You can put a t-shirt on him when you first clip him if it's cold. I've seen a lot of goats with t-shirts on them at the first shows in Illinois. We've even done it ourselves.