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I banded my buckling 6 weeks ago today. He was 8 weeks old when I banded him. I have been checking on them almost daily and his nads still haven't fallen off. I have to admit I am getting a little worried.
I checked them today and they were shriveled up, hard, and the skin was slightly darkened, I also checked around the band today and the skin was a brown color.
I have been keeping it clean with iodine and blukote every few days. It doesn't seen to cause him pain or annoyance. He still tries to mount my little doeling (LOL).
This is my first time ever banding a goat and I am constantly worrying I have done it wrong. I took a few pictures, they aren't the best. Let me know what you think.
Thanks in advance!

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Yes..it looks fine...they make the bands a bit larger now and so it takes longer to get the job done...but he looks fine...as long as there is no puss, odor, or discomfort or fever..I wouldnt worry ;)
 

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He look's fine ,you will find it in the yard soon .If you have chickens they will find it,look's like a lucky rabbit foot key chain.
 

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Took 9 weeks for my wether's to fall off once. When you have to pick them up off the ground one day, you'll wish you'd have wanted them to stay on longer!

Seems like you are doing a great job with it :thumbup: With all that care and attention he's getting, he's likely spoiled!
 

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Took almost 12 weeks for my boy. One day, I went out in the pen and they were just laying in the ground.
As everyone else has already said, they look fine :)
 

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I had one that took nearly three months. I eventually cut them off because I found it was just two little pieces of dried cord hanging on and it was irritating him to have them swinging around by those.
 

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I had one that took nearly three months. I eventually cut them off because I found it was just two little pieces of dried cord hanging on and it was irritating him to have them swinging around by those.
So that's also a possibility isn't it? What do I need to look for.
 

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Most likely they wont go that long.
Noticed some blood on dam's horns, yep #2 about to lose em. I sprayed some first aid stuff on them.
 
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