disbudding question

Discussion in 'Goat Management' started by countrymom, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. countrymom

    countrymom New Member

    33
    Apr 1, 2010
    versailles, MO
    Okay this is our first time disbudding. Our doelings look pretty good. Our bucklings our about 10 days old. I have nigerian dwarfs and we bought the small iron. Which I now know some said wasn't always big enough for the bucks. I think we need to re do the bucks.

    Advice please. The white has some buds showing do we need to cut those before burning?

    Thankss
     

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  2. capriola-nd

    capriola-nd New Member

    Jul 6, 2008
    Northwest Oregon
    I cannot really see the first photo but the second looks like the burn is not big enough.

    No need to cut any buds before burning. The iron will cause them to pop off or you can gently pull them off after disbudding and then cauterize if bleeding. That's how I do it anyway. . .
     

  3. nancy d

    nancy d Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    near Seattle
    No dont cut on them. The iron should take care of it.
     
  4. countrymom

    countrymom New Member

    33
    Apr 1, 2010
    versailles, MO
    Okay that is kind of what I was thinking thank you.