right age to band pygmy goat boy?

Discussion in 'Mini Mania' started by poultrymom, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. poultrymom

    poultrymom New Member

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    Dec 4, 2010
    Roundup, MT
    Hello all~
    Not sure if this is the right place to post my question but since it involves a pygmy goat I hope it's okay. I'm new to the wonderful world of goats and have to band my first baby boy. I've looked online and found a huge variance of when the proper age to do this is. :ponder: The little guy is two weeks old today and i would be oh so grateful to get some advice.
    Thanks in advance and take care!
    Steph
     
  2. KW Farms

    KW Farms Moderator Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Wapato, WA
    We band our bucklings at 8ish weeks old. Just make sure both testicles have dropped before banding. ;)
     

  3. KW Farms

    KW Farms Moderator Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Wapato, WA
    Oh...welcome to the forum by the way! ;)
     
  4. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    I band mine around the same time they'd get their 2nd dose of CD/T...They get the first at 4 weeks, the second at 7 and banded not long after :wink:
     
  5. poultrymom

    poultrymom New Member

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    Dec 4, 2010
    Roundup, MT
    Thank you both very much for the replies! He's already quite well-endowed :shades: and I wanted to make sure it wasn't better to do it sooner than later, as far as discomfort to the little man.
    Take care~
    Steph
     
  6. amy101

    amy101 New Member

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    May 28, 2013
    I had my 8 week old pygmy goat banded with a sheep size band his testicles are still warm I am not sure it is working. What size bands do you guys use?