Calling all goat snugglers: Farm officials in Virginia looking for volunteers, 90 babies expected

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ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Virginia — Caromont Farm in Albemarle County, Virginia is looking for volunteers to snuggle baby goats.

Farm officials expect around 90 baby goats, or “kids,” will be born by mid-February.

The farmers make goat cheeses, so 24 hours after the kids are born, they are bottle fed, and the mothers are milked.

The kids have to be bottle-fed four times a day.

The kids are separated based on size, and kept in pens with heaters and hay to keep them warm. They even get small sweaters to wear.

Anyone can volunteer to snuggle these baby goats. You don’t need any kind of prior experience, just a willingness to snuggle and feed the babies.

Caromont Farm is taking volunteers in four hour shifts, starting February 7th and going through at least March.