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Posted by Mary on February 11, 2002 at 11:31:31:

Hi everyone
I was doing some goat reading over the weekend and read a few tips that I thought I would share with my goat buddies:

Kiddie Coats: Cut off the leg or arm of some thermal underwear(depending on the size of the kid). Cut four slits for the legs, and one slit (for the spicket) if its a boy. Voila----a turtleneck!

Hauling water: Do you have the trouble of your water buckets spilling and sloshing when walking or riding to the barn? Line the bucket with a plastic waste basket size garbage bag. Fill with water, then close with a twist tie. When you get to your destination, remove twist tie-won't spill a drop.

Keeping large goats warm in an emergency: For those of us that have a large goat, that needs to be warmed, and there is no electricity available. Fill plastic milk jugs with hot water. Place around goat, and cover everything up with a heavy blanket.

Warming new kids- Place kid on a heating pad set at medium and cover up with a heavy blanket. Warms the kid quickly. By using this method, you don't have to worry about rechilling like you do with the water immersion method. Kid stays dry.

Just some stuff I thought was interesting. Everyone have a great day.

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