Banded our bucks today...

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by lexustami, Nov 19, 2007.

  1. lexustami

    lexustami Songster

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    And what an experience that was. DH held the goats while I used the banding tool. I'm so glad DH was there because I couldn't figure out how to get those "big things" through the little hole of the banding tool. Didn't realize I could just squeeze "them" to get them to move to where I needed them to be. LOL

    Hopefully all will go well and we will have 4 wethers in a couple of weeks.

    Take care,

    Tami
     
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

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    Tami.....I remember helping grandpa do pigs...what a job! Hope it all comes out fine for ya!
     
  3. helmstead

    helmstead Songster

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    LOL LOL LOL!

    That's my DH's job - I'll happily hold the goat but HE has to do the banding!

    Yup, in 20-30 days you'll have some wethers! Did you remember to administer tet. shots?
     
  4. OUCH!!!!
     
  5. lexustami

    lexustami Songster

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    Quote:It is easier if he holds the goats. They are too wiggly for me to hold. LOL

    Yes, they've already received their tetanus shots.

    Take care,

    Tami
     
  6. hcammack

    hcammack Crowing

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    i did that to a calf at camp and we also castrated pigs.
     
  7. picklespickles

    picklespickles Songster

    Oct 27, 2007
    one day, i may have to do that. i know once they are older, they are gigantic. geez. but good to know you can just squeeze and push.
     

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