disbudding goats

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by mgibbzzz, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. mgibbzzz

    mgibbzzz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We are planning on disbudding our kids, but have never done it. Well, many moons agao back in 4-h. What is the best age to do it?
     
  2. Broke Down Ranch

    Broke Down Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We do ours as soon as we can feel the little horns buds. Sometimes we do them as young as 3 days old, sometimes they might be a little over a week old since different babies have different rates of horn growth. The sooner you get it done properly, the less chance of scurs....
     
  3. rocktheflock

    rocktheflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i usually do mine at 2-3 weeks.
     
  4. FlashPointFarm

    FlashPointFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2-4 weeks so you get a good burn.
     
  5. helmstead

    helmstead Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2007
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    We aim for 10-14 days.
     
  6. Chatychick

    Chatychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2007
    Blue Mound, Kansas
    Depends on the type of goat and the horn size...some 2-3 days old and some 2 weeks old...
     

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