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  1. Health & Wellness
    Hi, My 10wk old alpine bucks are both having issues with their horns. I got them when they were 8wks, both had slightly flaky horns when I picked them up but I figured it was normal/a sign of having been sick (both had sore mouth at 4 weeks old, were clear for over a week before I picked them...
  2. 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...
  3. Bucks
    We have a three year old Nigerian Dwarf buck who was disbudded when he was young. We were taking him to fair because his mother was going and he was too young to be away. As it happens most of the time with our bucks, the horns grew back. Only now they are slightly messed up. They go out and...
  4. Health & Wellness
    Hi everyone, So I know the concensus among most goat breeders is breeding polled to polled is bad because of the increased risk of hermaphrodism. I've had 2 horned hermies since I started raising goats 5 years ago (one I purchased and the other was born here) so I feel like I've had unusually...
  5. Beginners Goat Raising
    If I'm doing a post about the difference between goat horns and cow horns. I need some facts about the goat horns. For example, how long is a goats horn when the goat is 1 year old? What temperature are goat horns usually? Things like that and if you could answer those qestions for me, that...
  6. TGS Announcements & Help
    :cowboy:Hello! I have a Nubian doeling that I'm showing this year for 4H. I have to disbud her horns for the fair, but they're an inch and an 8th long! I heard about banding. What do I need to do that? And how to I do it? o_O:lolgoat:
  7. Meat Market
    I'm doing 4H with my boer goat, Niko, and I was wondering if anyone has any facts about horns for my poster. Thanks so much :happygoat::)
  8. Goat Management
    I am buying the Rhinehart x30 from ValleyVet. The tip size options are 3/8" for "small kids," or .55" for "kids and calves." I have standars Lamanchas, plan to disbud between 4-9 days old. What size would be best?
  9. Beginners Goat Raising
    Buckle up and hang on to your screens; it's gonna be a long one (as you can see by my early use of a semicolon AND parentheses). The Setting 7500 sq. ft. of overgrown blackberry madness 4 ft. chain link fence around the perimeter 4 ft. 2x4 in. rectangle livestock fencing (if that makes sense)...
  10. Goat Frenzy
    I can't really find any pictures of what the kinder goats horns look like. I ask out of curiosity and to aid in my disbud or not debate. If you could have any of bucks too that would be helpful.
  11. Health & Wellness
    Hi everyone! I'm new to the Goat Spot. I've looked through tons of forums over the years and I finally decided to become a member. I know that there are posts about dehorning on the Goat Spot, but I feel that they do not properly address Comet's issues... idk Anyway... I have a 3 year old...
  12. Goat Management
    So one of my wethered Nigerian Dwarfs is growing scurs that is small and growing in towards the skull. I've been keeping an eye on them hoping that he would knock them off, like my other goat seems to do fairly easy. After looking at them today, I noticed that they are extremely close to the...
  13. Health & Wellness
    I'm far from a goat expert, I keep a few as a hobby. I have a pygmy/lamancha mix that is about 5 months old. When he was young he had a poor disbudding job therefore grew scurs. One scur was weak and flimsy, and now it's falling off? It's bloody underneath. I don't know what to do. I read to...
  14. Goat Management
    Hello! I am new to goats and new to this forum. We recently brought home a couple of nubian/alpine cross bucklings (soon to be wethered), now three weeks old with the intention of using them for brush clearing on our property. We have 12 acres, lots of it immature forest, plenty of invasives...
  15. Beginners Goat Raising
    Hi everybody! Me and my husband recently (about 2 weeks ago) brought our first goats home. A 3 Year old Alpine and a 7 months old boer- nubian mix, both have horns. We are also (short-term) taking care of a 3rd goat, she is the 7 month old daughter of our Alpine and her dad is unknown. Id like...
  16. Health & Wellness
    My 1 year old nigerian dwarf goat, Anny, has 2 what I thought were scurs. When I was doing more research on them, I learned that if the base of the scur is wide and does not move, or moves the skull too, it is a horn. We checked that with Anny and it turns out she has 1 horn and 1 scur. The horn...
  17. Goat Management
    Our 2 bucklings were born April 2nd and we burned their horn buds at about 5 days old. At the time they were less than an inch high. The caps never came off on their own and since then there has been a little bit of growth on them. We are not sure if this growth is horns growing because the...
  18. Beginners Goat Raising
    Does anyone have experience using an elastrator to de-horn? we were going to trade our young bucklings/soon-to-be-wethers to someone who has now changed their minds. We did not disbud them because they wanted them to have horns, and now that it looks as though we are keeping them. I DO NOT...
  19. Goat Management
    I'm actually going to keep this thread as a "journal" of sorts. This year I've left the horn buds intact on my two (soon to be) wethers. I wanted to experience raising horned goats for myself, so I can form a well-rounded opinion on the subject. Due to show restrictions, I will probably always...
  20. Beginners Goat Raising
    Would it be okay to electric tape around the bottom to the top of the goat's horns to prevent it from breaking?
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