Banding

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by Candy, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. Candy

    Candy New Member

    How long, after you band them, do their testes sack feel cool. I banded Willie at 3:00 on Sat. and his sack feels warm and his testes feel soft and mushy. It's only been 48 hours, but I'm still a bit nervous
    Candy :sun:
     
  2. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.
    You are fine. I banded a boy last Tuesday and his testicles are not warm anymore but still soft.
     

  3. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    I agree.... it is fine....it can... take a while .... :wink:
     
  4. Di

    Di Crazy Goat Lady

    Jan 29, 2008
    central PA
    It's OK, the worst part is over...he'll be fine...in a few weeks it'll all be history!
     
  5. Epona142

    Epona142 The farm that Hope began

    May 25, 2008
    Madisonville, TX
    Don't worry! I fretted about this like crazy when I did my first boys. They didn't seem to change for about a week or so, but then all of a sudden they shriveled up!

    Just keep an eye on them. :)
     
  6. keren

    keren owned by goats

    Oct 26, 2008
    Australia
    best advice I ever heard for someone new to banding is put the band on, and dont look at the area for a month :thumb:
     
  7. nancy d

    nancy d Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    near Seattle
    My boys took about 6 weeks before they dropped off.
     
  8. liz

    liz Active Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    When I banded Moo, they stayed squishy for almost a week, cold after 3 days. The week after they were hard and shriveled. I do believe that the "bands" have been altered by the manufacturer in the last few years as the first boys I banded 7 years ago were cold within a few hours.