I don't own an iron, and this is really the only thing i do not feel comfortable doing myself. I do however have a wonderful goat friend that does it for me, BUT these two kids, alpine twins buckling and doeling, now 11 days old, will be 12 days old tomorrow, had to wait till they had the time to do it, which is tomorrow. We are keeping the buckling and he will be made into a wether and kept for a buddy for our buck, so i really don't want scurs on him, and my doe i want to show, and i just hate scurs ! Anyways, i'm wondering, is there anything i can suggest to them to do to help even more to prevent scurs ? They just burn till the copper ring - and so far it has worked, but i've never waited this long to do it, and my bucklings nubs are just starting to break through the skin - gosh i hope he doesn't get scurs. Can anybody tell me more about popping off the cap ? When do you do it ? Is it easy to get off ? How do you pop it off ? Do you then give it a burn under where the cap was ? I've also heard something about burning bucklings in a figure 8 as their horns are a different shape then doelings ??? Any instructions would be great - detailed too please, as it will be a first for me, and a first for the disbudder's having to do anything besides the good copper ring. Thanks !