The dogs also need warm houses. Straw bales surround their dog houses and the roof is also covered with a foot of straw to keep the heat in. They get at least a foot of straw on the ground as well. Harley suffers from arthritis though, so he may have to sleep inside during the day because he works as a livestock guardian at night.
The cats slept with the dogs for warmth last year, but the kittens do not feel quite comfortable with the dogs so they will also need a straw bale house.
I acquired a bunch of large 40 and 50 gallon barrels which I plan to cut doors into for the geese and ducks. I just had better hurry up and do this. September is almost done and winter will be on its way real soon, too soon.