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  1. Health & Wellness
    The woman I sold my one of my wethers to contacted me today with a question regarding her wether's scrotum detaching, and I told her I would ask you guys since I don't have experience in the area. Here's what she said: Quick question on the banding: Yuma still has it (barely, seems like it's...
  2. Beginners Goat Raising
    I banded my buck about a month and a half ago. It is flat and dried up but is still attached. Is the band not tight enough
  3. Health & Wellness
    I banded my first buckling, Benjamin today at around 3:30 and I just want to make sure that his behavior is normal. I did give him a dose of banamine before the banding. He's been wanting to pretty much just lay around. I went into the barn about an hour ago and he was laying in the corner...
  4. Goat Management
    I will be selling one of my bucklings as a wether and I'm wondering what the best time to do it in relation to selling him is? How long before selling him should I band him, or would is it fine to band him right before he's sold?
  5. Bucks
    So I thought I was set on wethering at three months of age because I thought that was long enough to wait for them to develop fully to help with UC issues, but now I'm seeing things like four, five and six months being recommended. I have one buckling this year that I am definitely wethering...
  6. Health & Wellness
    We have a 9-week-old wether who was banded two weeks ago. Today we noticed a very foul smell coming from the banding site. It is not swollen, no puss or infected looking but it stinks like roadkill. It looks dried and normal - he has large testicles compared to his two brothers. His...
  7. Health & Wellness
    Have a buckling that's about 6 weeks old, growing fast and is thriving well. We have someone coming to get him at the end of the month but wanted him banded. We went ahead and did the job today, but being our first time, I'm very paranoid about it, and I'm worried we might have banded a bit too...
  8. Beginners Goat Raising
    We recently acquired 2 goats from someone. The previous owner could not give is an exact date of birth and did not do any vaccines or deworming. We are estimating the goats to be approximately 11 weeks old per the information she gave us, but could be a little older. We gave the first shot of...
  9. Beginners Goat Raising
    Hi there! My name is Cindy and I just bought two 9 week old Nigerian Dwarf goats. I am brand spankin' new to having goats, but my husband grew up on a "hobby" farm. We got these guys from a reputable breeder 45min. from us. They are both males and were banded the day we picked them up (Aug...
  10. Health & Wellness
    Hi Everyone - need some advice. I have 5 bucklings ranging from 3-5 months. We had them all banded last month by our vet. The bands are still on though all of their testicles appear to be flattened and hard. The issue is that on all but 1 - they have developed infections around the band. We...
  11. Goat Management
    Update: Thanks all! This definitely helps. I'll research more about the conformation and then make a decision! Hello - new goat owners here. We have 2 Nigerian Dwarf Bucks 12 weeks of age. One is very friendly, lets us pet him, comes to us, etc. The other is pretty standoffish, keeps to...
  12. Health & Wellness
    Good morning all! For those of you have banded your goat's horns, how long did it take for the horns to fall off? I have two Nigerian Drawrfs, and it seems to be taking a LONG time for the horns to come off. Of course, one of them fell off the fence rail and into the hay feeder, knocking off...
  13. Health & Wellness
    Hi everyone, I am 4 days out from banding my now 12 week old buck. It’s my first time and due to difficulty using the banding tool, used a zip tie per the suggestion of a friend with goats who bands by tying a cord tightly or using a zip tie. Seemed easy enough, but now his testicles are swollen...
  14. Health & Wellness
    there is a buck that me and my mom have fallen in love with, but my father has told us no bucks especially this one since he is so smelly. but my dad wants a wether so we were thinking about buying him, using him and then castrating him after we are positive the doe is bred. i know an older buck...
  15. Health & Wellness
    my daughter (13) bought a 1 1/2week old dwarf nigerian male on 7/14. We went by the amish and picked up goat milk went and bought some pritcherd nipples and were doing well, you know the little thing is living in her room in a playpen. we are looking for some answers and are having a really hard...
  16. Introductions
    hello, I am a mom to a 3 yr old male and 2 yr old female. I’m not savey with the terms, please bear with me.My Male goat “supposedly”banded by my husband 3 years ago. This is our first go around with goats. His first time banding. We have a female and I noticed a couple weeks ago she had...
  17. Bucks
    i need advice. No scoldings please, i already know I goofed up. Last week we attempted to band an adult buck about 150 lbs. he isn’t really wild but doesn’t like to be handled beyond a scratch on the back. We were able to wrestle him down but then found out the elastrator and bands were too...
  18. Bucks
    Hello! I have two adult nigerian dwarf bucks that I love to death, but to be honest, I can't stand the smell anymore and I'm not breeding them so why am I making myself suffer? They're both about 2 years old. Would you suggest banding or surgical? If banding, would a vet do that kind of thing...
  19. Health & Wellness
    Hey everybody, new goat mom here and somewhat clueless. I got a couple of goats a few weeks ago, one 12 week old hermaphroditic female and a 12 month old wether (didn't want to breed). Now the little lady seems to have grown testicles and is bumping and rubbing her head against stuff to the...
  20. Beginners Goat Raising
    At what age is a goat too old to be banded? The goat in question is a pigmy and 9 months old. I bought a pigmy back during the summer he was 5 months old. Cost me $180 to get him fixed surgerically. Just wondering if banding can be done now for a 9 month old that someone has for sale. I can't...
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