disbudding

Discussion in 'Mini Mania' started by countryboy, Dec 6, 2009.

  1. countryboy

    countryboy New Member

    167
    Dec 7, 2008
    When ya'll disbud, do ya'll burn it and remove the horn cap or do ya'll just burn all a one time? Thanks!
     
  2. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    I burn the area -- then I burn an X on the bud. If the cap comes off I burn the area again. depending if the horns have started to grow or not will determine if you can remove the "cap" easily or not.
     

  3. countryboy

    countryboy New Member

    167
    Dec 7, 2008
    Thank you, The two breeders we got goats from say they burn then remove the cap and burn again.
     
  4. RunAround

    RunAround New Member

    Feb 17, 2008
    Massachusetts
    I burn until i see white, pull off the cap and burn more if needed. Then I spray with blue kote.
     
  5. JessaLynn

    JessaLynn New Member

    Aug 29, 2009
    NW Ohio
    What's blue kote? Where can I get it at?
     
  6. RunAround

    RunAround New Member

    Feb 17, 2008
    Massachusetts
  7. mnspinner

    mnspinner New Member

    477
    Aug 13, 2008
    I do an initial 7 second burn and then remove the cap and go on to do another burn(s). I also carve several Xs over the top of the bud which for me, has made a huge difference in reducing scurring on my ND bucks.
     
  8. Sweet Gum Minis

    Sweet Gum Minis New Member

    Oct 6, 2007
    Easley, SC
    Yes, I always remove the cap. I burn the area underneath where the cap was with a 'X' afterwards. I also do a figure 8 that overlaps.