Goat Shelter Options for Your Herd

How Big Should the Goat and Sheep Shelter Be?

Goat Shelter Options for Your Herd
Having a goat shelter ready before winter arrives is part of good herd management. If you are facing your first winter with goats, you may be asking what type of goat shelter should you choose. The goats may have already shown you what they think about the wet weather. Goats don’t appreciate being wet, or standing on wet ground. While most goats are capable of keeping warm enough without being in an enclosed barn, just exactly what do they need for winter goat shelter accommodations? I am sure you had some type of goat shelter for your herd before you brought them home. Now that winter is quickly approaching you are wondering if the shelter is enough to keep the goats comfortable during the long cold winter. The first thing to do before beginning to build or purchase a new shelter is to check with the local zoning office. There may

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