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All three of my 2-3 month old Alpine and Alpine cross kids have horns. I recently added a new wether and he and my other wether have been doing some head butting, but not a ton. Both of them have spots on their horns that look like the outer layer is chipped off, and on the back of the new guys horn there was a spot that I actually peeled off. Is this just shedding because their horns are growing.

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Shew, thanks! I'll stop worrying then. I thought I was going to have to duct tape up their little horns, lol.
 

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the reason why they peel is because their horns are growing so they shed off the outer layer of horn to make room for new growth. I put baby oil on mine to help give them moisture.
 

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alyssa_romine said:
the reason why they peel is because their horns are growing so they shed off the outer layer of horn to make room for new growth. I put baby oil on mine to help give them moisture.
YEP they do. I NEVER put oil on them because it prevents them from being able to expel body heat. A friend use to put oil on her goats horns at shows and she ended up losing him to a heat stroke because he could not cool himself down. (That is what the vet that was at the show told us).
 

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Wow! Thanks for telling me that. That is scary. We put oil on my cousin's goats at the fair and I have put oil on my goats' horns occaccionally put it's not all the time. Thanks again for that info. :thumb:
 
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