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Good day all!:stars:

I have a couple of questions about wethering my little boys. I have looked around for the answers and get so many.

First, what AGE should this be done? It seems folks say about 8 weeks with ND's. Mine are about 4 weeks old, and they are mounting their sisters, does this mean I should have already castrated? Or are they just "playing" and nothing starts happening till after 8 weeks. I don't want anyone preggers, but at the same time, don't want to do it too early. :confused:

Second, I was planning on banding, for a variety of reasons, but wonder if it is effective with ND's. I mean their scrotum's are so small, it doesn't seem that the band would be "squeezing" much:eek:. With the crushing method, I am afraid that I might not get the job done, and end up with some surprises.

Thanks for the help!
 

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They will mount. At that age, they aren't extending. When they are extending and entering the females is when you need to do something. Usually around the 8 week mark with Nigerians is when you see that happening. Bands work just fine on Nigerians.
 

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i'm not sure of your other questions, but I went to the vet and had my buckling cut. he was in pain for a day or so, but got over it the next day. i was reading about the crushing method on Fiasco Farms...they have some good info on that there.
 

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They will mount. At that age, they aren't extending. When they are extending and entering the females is when you need to do something. Usually around the 8 week mark with Nigerians is when you see that happening. Bands work just fine on Nigerians.
Thanks! I don't quite know how to tell when they are "extending and entering" but if I have a couple more weeks that is good! When I my girls where impregnanted, I but the buck in the pen, then the next day, there was stuff everywhere!:D So I figured all was good!

Thanks for your info!
 
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