Baby goats born

A pygmy goat gave birth to twins on 2nd January.  The weather was bad and the mother and babies were shut into a corner of the goat shed while she was giving birth.  One baby was collapsed and cold and was taken indoors and given a hot water bottle and a blanket until it was warm and dry.  It was then returned to the mother and they are all now fine.  Goats have a thin coat which is not waterproof so they require more shelter than sheep.  Goats originated in Africa.  They are hardy except to bad weather.

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