Well, this is a first for us. This morning my daughter went out to milk her goats and discovered Gracie was shivering and cold. We’d read that hot, strong coffee laced with molasses would warm her up, so we gave it a shot. And boy did she like it! A lot! We did cool it down to a safe temp before giving it to her, but it was still plenty warm enough to heat up her insides so she quickly stopped shivering–much to our relief. She’d have taken another cup if we’d let her, but we didn’t want her running around like crazy on a caffeine buzz. 😉
Please Note: This coffee warming option is only for those goats that are not in an emergency state. Other warming options are needed when goats are too cold as their rumens shut down when body temps drop too low.