Goats are unpretentious animals, they can be outdoors almost every day, but still they do not like strong cold and piercing wind, so with the first frosts of animals should be placed in a stable, the temperature in which will not fall below 6 degrees Celsius. The shelter for the placement of the sheep must be wooden, or a chipped wood from the inside, the height of the structure should not be less than 2 meters, since in a too low structure the probability is high that the sheep will be poisoned by carbon dioxide emanating from decaying litter and feces. Less often, for storing sheep, a shed of boards is used, before placing animals in it, it should be insulated, but so that dampness does not accumulate in the room, which may well occur if the insulation is not properly insulated.
In severe colds and snowstorms small kids in a poorly heated room should not be left out, they should be placed closer to heat and possibly taken into the house, the same can be done with sick and weakened adults.
A clear sign that the shed is cold is the water that has frozen in it overnight. Insulate the walls of the shed as usual, taken from the builders, and putting between the main wall and the place where the animals are an additional wall, filling the distance between them with sawdust alternating with lime. In addition, it is also possible to cover the sawdust with sawdust, and additionally insulate it with straw and dried corn stalks.
In the premises for keeping goats, partitions should be installed, the height of which should not be less than 1-0-150 meters. The partitions must have latching and be of sufficient width, which must be such that neither a small nor an adult animal can penetrate through it.
A stable should have several windows, the location of which should not violate the ventilation and insulation of the room. They should be located on the sunny side, at a height of not less than 1.5 meters, that is, so that an adult goat, standing on its hind legs, could not break glass with rock, which will happen immediately if the windows are located lower. In winter, goats should be lit with sunlight or artificial light for at least 8 hours a day, so if there is a lack of natural light, additional lamps and lamps should be installed in the stable.
Of particular importance for the arrangement of the goat crib is sex, since most goat diseases happen precisely because the floor under their feet is not warm enough and dry. The floor in the stable should be made of boards or clay, it is forbidden to fill the floor with cement, in severe frosts, the cold emanating from the concrete will penetrate even through the thickest litter. To ensure that liquid animal excrements do not stay on the floor and do not damage the litter, it is necessary to equip the floor in such a way that it has a slope of 2 centimeters on each subsequent meter. Ideally, before laying the litter on the floor, it is necessary to cover it with wooden shields with small slots that are not sufficient for the goats to get stuck in them, but are quite suitable for penetration of liquid and solid manure through them.
It should be remembered that goats like climbing and therefore place their nightly rest can be a short distance from the floor, equipped in the shed something like a hammock. Goats, goats and goats in the stable should be kept apart from each other. The milking goats should not be separated from the goats, the smell of which can affect the taste and smell of milk.
It is not difficult to obey these rules, but, nevertheless, they will provide every animal breeder with a safe wintering of all his animals.
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