Goat blankets, goat coats, goat pajamas, goat sweaters - really?! yes, these items can be very handy way to keep the heat inside those tiny bodies. Not to mention the cuteness factor! it's fun to watch your little ones skip and jump around outside in their cozy little coats. The blankets range from being super practical to adorable knits that make quite the fashion statement, such as in the pajama party going on here:
Besides keeping warm and being cute, a goat coat can also come in handy to keep your goat clean at a show, or to keep your goat from scratching itself on a surgery site.
Of course, your goats MUST have proper housing. You cannot expect that just because your goats have a cozy sweet little sweater, that therefore you do not need to provide shelter from the elements. These sweaters/blankets are more a fashion statement and a fun accessory than a necessity, and they should not replace goat housing. That being said, here are some fun choices... Just imagine, you can now get your own coat on, then put on your baby goat's coat, and go for a walk ;)
Note: this site uses affiliate links. By using the links provided on this website, you are supporting a small business and a fellow goat lover!
Thank you! :)
Amazon carries this line; it protects not from the cold weather / elements, but it protects from fungus. The colours stay even after a washing, and they don't get dirty too quickly, as their droppings fall to the ground. Their urine passes through a mesh lining. If they have the runs it can get messy. But then it's easy to simply hose it down and then wash it in a good strong detergent.
If you're going for the cuteness factor, then Hoegger Goat Supply carries an assortment of goat blankets, and you'll find that Etsy has some great choices as well. It'll be 'hit and miss' here, as the selection will vary from time to time. I noticed "OldSchoolHomestead" has some super cute goat pajamas.... have fun picking yours out! Feel free to share a picture of your goat at her pajama party :) we all can use a smile once in a while ;)
Do you have a great story or picture about your experience kidding? Share it!