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« on: July 06, 2012, 12:58:11 PM »

I'm fairly busy keeping my Angoras from getting heat stress!  They are drinking about 3 times as much water as usual, and I have to shut them out of the barn as it is not as cool in there.  Almost clipped them yesterday..... but found they were a little better with a fan blowing on them.  Yes, I have mounted a box fan in a tree.
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« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2012, 01:02:40 PM »

  Good for you.  I have my cashmere that are growing in their hair and they too are hot.

  I have fans in my barn to keep the air going IF they wanted to go in.

  Something else, is dump the water and refill it with fresh cool water.  When I turn on the water, the girls know what I am doing and come right over to get their cool water.

  I say you are a great Goat owner to do the fan, I think that is great. 

  Try to offer them some shade somehow.  I have seen people using like hog panels laying them across stuff and putting a tarp on it so they can get in the shade. Whatever works at this point. 
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« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2012, 05:57:33 PM »

Luckily DH has about 20 huts that are open on either end to allow air flow and shade. We sheared late so they aren't as heavy fleeced.
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« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2012, 06:07:30 PM »

my cashmeres are hot too! I've been taking old butter tubs and making giant ice cubes for water tanks. they take a while to melt fully, and the water stays a bit cooler throughout the day. quick and easy!
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