Time to wean buckling.

Discussion in 'Bucks' started by August11, Jun 2, 2017.

  1. August11

    August11 New Member

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    May 23, 2016
    I have one buckling who just turned 2 months old and another that is about 7 weeks old. They are both showing A LOT of interest with their sister doelings and the rest of the doelings. I am wondering if it is time for me to wean them and remove them as to avoid any unwanted inbred pregnancies?
     
  2. lottsagoats1

    lottsagoats1 Well-Known Member

    Apr 12, 2014
    Middle Maine
    What breeds? Are they able to extend their penis?
     

  3. JK_Farms

    JK_Farms Well-Known Member

    Nov 11, 2016
    Tennessee
    I wean bucklings at 2 months its completely fine!
     
  4. August11

    August11 New Member

    89
    May 23, 2016
    They are mostly Boer
     
  5. August11

    August11 New Member

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    May 23, 2016
    I haven't seen it extended yet
     
  6. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator

    If they haven't extended, you are ok.
     
  7. August11

    August11 New Member

    89
    May 23, 2016
    You mean extended as in erect ?
     
  8. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator

    Jul 20, 2008
    corning california
    Yes. If they are bringing out their you know what, it is time to remove them.
    If they are only talking and mounting without bringing it out, practicing, then you are OK for now. i wean mine at 2.5 to 3 months old.
    But watch for extending, if you feel they are getting to fresh, do it a bit sooner if I feel you should.
     
  9. August11

    August11 New Member

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    May 23, 2016
    Gotcha. When exactly do the doelings reach sexual maturity ? Because those are really the only ones I'm concerned of right now. I don't think they could reach the does.
     
  10. mariarose

    mariarose Active Member

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    Oct 23, 2014
    SouthCentralKY, USA
    Does squat
     
  11. Suzanne_Tyler

    Suzanne_Tyler GreenTGoats

    Jul 19, 2014
    Pinnacle, NC
    Around 4 months or so. Sometimes earlier, but not usually.
     
  12. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator

    Jul 20, 2008
    corning california
    I thought they were fine until 4 months old with the bucklings still out with them.
    However, we were surprised once here on TGS years ago hearing about a 3 month old getting preggo.
    Don't know where that post is now.
    I have kept the bucklings on moms up to 4 months once, but as a good rule, 3 months top or 2.5 months youngest.
    This is for the boers.
     
  13. hippiesnot666

    hippiesnot666 New Member

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    Jun 7, 2017
    Yes you can wean them at two months of age.
     
  14. Goats Rock

    Goats Rock Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    NE Ohio
    As long as they are eating well and drinking water, try taking them away at night and only let nurse a few times a day. If they are not drinking and eating well, it's not good to suddenly yank them away from mom!