when to band kids for wethering?

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by ohiogoatgirl, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. ohiogoatgirl

    ohiogoatgirl New Member

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    Jan 31, 2010
    ohio
    hello! i'm hoping to keep two boys from this kidding to train to pack and harness. i was wondering at what age everyone banded (or whatever way you do it). becuase the girls due dates are early-mid may and the ohio packgoat rendy is mid june and i really really REALLY want to go. so i'd be taking my two girls and the wethers.
    thanks!
     
  2. KW Farms

    KW Farms Moderator Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Wapato, WA
    7 to 12 weeks is usually ideal.
     

  3. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    I agree.... :thumb:
    and...as long as.. you don't let them get to big....you will be go to go.... :greengrin:
     
  4. jodief100

    jodief100 New Member

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    Jan 15, 2011
    I band at 12 weeks. I want to give the urethra plenty of time to grow. There is a risk they *could* impregnate thier mothers at that age but I feel that risk is worth taking to reduce the risk of UC. :ponder:
     
  5. ohiogoatgirl

    ohiogoatgirl New Member

    771
    Jan 31, 2010
    ohio
    well i'm gonna be milking the girls and i seperate the kids from moms after the first four days. so going to the rendy would be when they start being together... and i'd keep them seperate ~not left unattended with any ladies ;) ~ if possible if only becuase they are gonna be so young.
     
  6. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.

    I totally agree, I band at three months also.