horn bottons

Discussion in 'Mini Mania' started by countryboy, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. countryboy

    countryboy New Member

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    Dec 7, 2008
    How big is to big to dehorn a baby kid? How many weeks is to old? What size is the normal size of botton when it is burned?
     
  2. kelebek

    kelebek New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    South Texas
    I don't disbud after 3 weeks - but prefer to do it at 1 week for boys and no later then 2 weeks for girls. However, as soon as they start appearing is the best.

    The "button" will be the size of the disbudding iron
     

  3. countryboy

    countryboy New Member

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    Dec 7, 2008
  4. goatnutty

    goatnutty Active Member

    Oct 9, 2007
    South East,IN
    Yeah, We waited till 6 weeks once and it was horrible.
     
  5. Thanatos

    Thanatos New Member

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    Mar 16, 2009
    Lake Ariel, Pa
    Everything I read said 7-10days old, but if you dont feel any buds then might the kid be polled? Got any pics?
     
  6. goatnutty

    goatnutty Active Member

    Oct 9, 2007
    South East,IN
    7-10 days is perfect. More than likely if you don't feel anything at that time then they are polled.
     
  7. sparks879

    sparks879 New Member

    it really depends on the breed. Anything older thena week especially bucks with alpines is too hard to do. I prefere two to five days. Some as young as twenty four hours old. Nubians and nigies you can wait longer. I have done nigies as old as six to eight weeks.
    beth