Neutering a Goat?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by ChickensXOXO, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. ChickensXOXO

    ChickensXOXO Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you neuter a male as a small kid, does that help prevent issues like bucking and aggression?

    I've been doing some research on goats, and I'm hoping to train a goat or two to be as pets.

    So I'm wondering if neutering would help my future male be a better pet?


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  2. farmchick897

    farmchick897 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most definately will help with aggression and smell and they will make very nice pets!
     
  3. Okie Amazon

    Okie Amazon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes. You can have the baby "band" castrated at about 3 weeks old. You do NOT want an intact buck as a pet. Also, you cannot have just one goat. Get at least two; one goat alone will be miserable.
     
  4. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

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    Wethering is very commonly done to young bucks. For good reason, if you don't want to breed! A intact, mature buck is worse than Pepé Le Pew! They urinate all over themselves to make themselves sexy for the does. A vet can do it, and a lot of breeders to do as well before sending a kid home with their new family.
     
  5. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:I have two nubian bucks that are the most wonderful pets. In tact. Bert and Ernie are two loveable fatties.
     
  6. llrumsey

    llrumsey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have both a full intact buck that is just as lovable as can be and yes he does smell and I also have a wether that is a pain in the bottom, but he is also lovable. I am getting rid of most all my goats except the buck and wether and possible one doe, the doe just because she is best friends with the wether.

    I dont know if banding them has anything to do with horn growth but my buck has a set of horns on him that are huge, yet the wether that is just one year youngers has small horns.
     

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