Anyone have any helpful winter tips for keeping your thin just out of rut boys happy? and WARM??? This morning was the coldest night this winter, (can't say of the year as it was -33C this Jan when we had a set of Boer twins born. For those of you who like F that would be -27.4) So it was -26 (-14F) this morning and the bucks were very cold. I had put in half a bale of straw in their pen as I knew it was going to be cold, but not that cold. The Boer did fine, he is a big over weight and has an almost cashmere coat to him. The Nubian (Spirit) isn't so lucky. He has hard ruts, goes off hay & grain for 4-6 weeks when he is in the middle of his rut. So he is looking pretty thin now, still has some extra fat, but is always looking thin. They are in a "tent" pretty much just a heavier duty carport. So it only gets a little warmer, but I did not see there was a small hole in the corner where they were lying. So yes he had frost on his poor tail this morning. :sniffle I felt so bad for him, it was all my fault not seeing and plugging the hole. He was shaking and pretty bad looking this morning, so I mixed some electrolytes up and gave them both it. I gave them each a scoop of extra corn to get them warmer, (does it really work? I was told it gets them "hot") And lots of extra silage. My plan since it looks like a good week of this weather is to make a small house for them. Just a tarp wrapped around that cover part with a roof & side wall to try to keep it warmer for them. Plus lots more straw. I am finding he doesn't winter well... So any tips or ideas? Thanks!