I would like to use one of these on my bucklings other then banding, but at the cost of a new one the DH says no way - keep banding. So if anybody has one they no longer use, please let me know what you want for it including shipping to 54864. Thanks !
I have never used the burdizzo, how hard do you have to squeeze to crush the chords. It seems like you would have to be a powerful person and how do you know if you do it right. At least with the bands i know i have everything. And the tool is so much cheaper....
But seriously, it takes a minimum of two people(we do three because boer kids are so huge) one to hold and one to crush. I don't know how much hand strength it would take, but if your husband is strong enough I'm sure he could do it.
DH doesn't want to pay much for one, so i've got to get a used one/cheap one, or continue banding. I don't mind banding and am comfortable with doing it. What i don't like is how long it takes to fall off - i'm a worry wort and even though my mind tells me it is "normal" i always worry that an infection or something bad is brewing :?
Looks like we might just stick with it for now though, as we don't want to miss anything, because we are selling a snubian weather for a pet, and my buckling ( from the alpine twins ) is going to be a wether so he can be my new buck's buddy - DH delivered him all by himself and wants to keep him - i won't argue, i want him to get into the goats more anyways !
i've never done it, but would like to, however i have a lot going on this year, so maybe it will be better to wait till next year to switch.