disbudding Question

Discussion in 'Dairy Goat Info' started by Heavenly Angels, Mar 1, 2008.

  1. I have 2 doelings that did not get disbudded right away and now thier( buds) are almost an inch long. :blush :( Can we still use the disbudding iron on them?? THANKS!
  2. Sondra

    Sondra New Member

    yes but believe me it is a bloody mess as you have to cut off those horns so the iron will go on or else go get a calf iron. when you cut them off blood spurts everywhere and you have to carterize good before going further. and then you will have to tip your iron to get all around the horn base good. as if you feel the horn base it is probably bigger than your iron.

  3. rebeccafarms

    rebeccafarms New Member

    I have the same problem, only it's three. When we picked them up we were told they were to old for disbudding. Ours will be 5 wks old on Saturday. We are new at this goat owning thing.....ohmygosh! Good Luck. :crazy
  4. VickiLynne

    VickiLynne Member


    Hello neighbor! I'm in Knotts Island. I raise Nubians and Saanens. Hope we can meet sometime. I'm about 35-40 miles from you.

    Vicki in NC