Keeping animals warm on the farm

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Aside from humans gripping to every bit of warmth during the breeze of arctic weather, animals have been too.

Staff at Watkins Glen Farm Sanctuary bundled goats and cows in jackets and cuddled pigs in hay to keep their body heat up as outside temperatures dropped. 

“We make sure that everybody’s got full feeders of hay and they’re out of the drafts,” Susie Coston, the Farm Sanctuary’s National Shelter Director, said. “For the pigs, we just make big, big, big beds and feed them inside.”

The majority of animals that received coats were the elderly and babies.

Staff said the winter season is particularly challenging because of windchills. They work around the clock to ensure animals are warm in their barns as they settle into their long winter’s nap.

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