A couple more to add to the bunch

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by iddybit acres, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. iddybit acres

    iddybit acres New Member

    654
    Feb 17, 2011
    Newberry, MI
    Well i rehomed all but two of them so i guess they will be resident's of iddybit acre's :wahoo: I'm thrilled my hubby well ....... he's a hubby! Not sure about name's for them yet, The little one is a buck and the large one is a doe possibly bred. How old is to old to dehorn a goat??? He was born 11-19-10!
     

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  2. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    The little guy looks nigi...and if you don't want him to keep his horns, a vet call would be needed OR you could try banding them. If you do a search here on "banding horns" you'll see that there are a few that have done it.
     

  3. TinyHoovesRanch

    TinyHoovesRanch New Member

    Dont have a vet do it please...omg its so horrible :( just band him!
     
  4. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    yup thats what you use for castrating and the bands are used for banding horns as well
     
  5. iddybit acres

    iddybit acres New Member

    654
    Feb 17, 2011
    Newberry, MI
    Hubby said there's no way were burning them, he think's it's cruel. When we got our wether's their horn's were banded and came off without a problem *knock on wood* thank's!
     
  6. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    well if you breed your goats and dont want horns then disbudding is the way to go. But for your guy now burning is not even an option since they are to big
     
  7. iddybit acres

    iddybit acres New Member

    654
    Feb 17, 2011
    Newberry, MI
    But it's okay to band them?
     
  8. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    Banding in my opinion shouldn't be your horn removal practice for all kids born and should be your second resort if disbudding doesn't work. The chances of them bleeding out and getting infection is higher with banding then with disbudding plus can be traumatic to the goat since it has to be done when older.
     
  9. Devin

    Devin New Member

    Feb 6, 2011
    At this stage in the game I personally would just let him have them. there are so many more complications that can arise! I would sell him before I would dehorn him.
     
  10. KW Farms

    KW Farms Moderator Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Wapato, WA
    Very cute! Congrats!

    And if you wanted to band the horns on the little one...it could be done quite easily. I've banded probably 10 goats in the past and have had 0 issues arise from banding the horns. And I agree with Laura, don't have a vet do dehorning...it's quite hard on the goat and painful vs. banding.
     
  11. iddybit acres

    iddybit acres New Member

    654
    Feb 17, 2011
    Newberry, MI
    Thank's their a real treat! They met the rest of the herd today and everyone got along well. Their not happy about being in their own pen, they want to be with the other's but the house isnt big enough!
     
  12. quakingcanopy

    quakingcanopy New Member

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    Feb 21, 2011
    Bay Area, CA
    VERY CUTE! Congrats. I agree banding is more humane then a vet. But also agree disbudding within the first week is much less traumatic then banding or having horns removed by a vet so if you have babies I recommend finding someone experienced at burning and have the babies done.
     
  13. iddybit acres

    iddybit acres New Member

    654
    Feb 17, 2011
    Newberry, MI
    that's the problem around here ..... noone has the know how, how to do it! They all call the vet! I am looking into the disbudder, but i am scared to do it, because i have never done it or seen it done! There's a lady that will come from 2 hour's away and band them for $5 a goat, but she doesn't do the disbudding. <~~~ hate's living in a small town at time's!
     
  14. TheMixedBag

    TheMixedBag The Hoofcare and Repro specialist

    Oct 16, 2010
    Glencoe, OK
    How is the vet less humane? Mine gives them a shot right below each horn with a nerve blocker and uses a saw that cauterizes as it cuts. I'll admit, it's not as nice as disbudding (no option is), but I guess I just have a thing about banding.

    Also-disbudded my new buckling yesterday-he forgot what we were doing less than 10 seconds after we were done and just bumped my chin and went back to life as usual.
     
  15. iddybit acres

    iddybit acres New Member

    654
    Feb 17, 2011
    Newberry, MI
    If she's bred it would be end of march april baby's ........ Anyone think she is?
     

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  16. iddybit acres

    iddybit acres New Member

    654
    Feb 17, 2011
    Newberry, MI
    Well i have sat here and read and read and read some more, with hubby peeking over my shoulder of course. He want's me to choose a breed of goat and start raising our own herd of Registered one's, instead of our 'take in's". My thing is i don't think i could sell them up here and would be stuck with lot's of goat's, which wouldnt hurt my feeling's but could probably start to hurt my pocket book! Plus what do i do about all my take-in's?? I did find some nice pure-bred and registered doe's though. Plus my kid's want to take them to the local hole in the wall fair ....... The new little buck is pure-bred nigerian supposadly.

    http://www.rhythmicacres.com/4-SALEANDEXPECTING.html this is one of the doe's would have to wait til spring to get her