Posted by Anne on December 21, 2000 at 11:02:54:
In Reply to: Re: cold nights posted by Sherry on December 21, 2000 at 08:57:35:
I live in northern B.C. not far from the Yukon Alaska border and we get lots of snow, ice and cold temperatures with artic outflow winds. My pygmies, saanens and even the barbados hair sheep all love it outside. If it's raining or snowing they head for one or the other barns but 9 times out of 10 they stay outside under the trees, lined up in front of the barn, anywhere there is sun shining. My girls do head for the barn when it's dark and with good deep bedding that doesn't smell when you're on your hands and knees, they have never gotten a cold or runny nose.
I find like Gary said, colds happen more in spring when we have a 20+ degree spread in day to night time temps. The girls get grain, with corn as it raises body temperature by 2 or 3 degrees, and all the hay they can munch down, without wasting to much of it.
Glacier Falls Barbados & Pint Size Pygmies
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