Disbudding services

Discussion in 'Dairy Goat Info' started by backyard_farm, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. backyard_farm

    backyard_farm New Member

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    Does anyone know of someone who does disbudding of goats? I live near Galveston but will travel to have it done.
    My husband and I have tried for the last two days to disbud a kid and still haven't got it. We have never seen disbudding done and don't have anyone to show us how. I am going by the instructions online. I know we are not leaving the iron on long enough, but I am afraid of burning too long and cooking the kid's brain and killing him. These kids are pets, so I really don't want to mess up. We have burned about 5 times today and about two yesterday and only have a very thin copper ring. And the kids are now 17 days old. I wasn't able to do it when they were first born as I didn't have the disbudding iron yet. And we have not been able to do it until now. So, I was hoping to find someone who could do it for us; or even just demonstrate how it is done.
    I have this kid and three others to do. these are all 17 day old nubians; three bucklings and one doeling.
    Also, is there any chance of infection since we didn't get it finished? I sprayed with Furral when we were done.
    I am so thankful :D to all of you who keep this forum going and who are always ready to give helpful advice to people like me who know nothing about goats. I would really be in trouble without this forum.
    Thank you,
    Belinda
     
  2. NubianSoaps.com

    NubianSoaps.com New Member

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    Belinda call Kenny....you will have to pay her gas or meet her up here, but she is great. 936-232-8327 She charges $5 per kid, also does shots, bands, shaves, trim feet, tattoo's nearly any kind of regular management, great to watch her to learn also. Vicki
     

  3. backyard_farm

    backyard_farm New Member

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    Thank you Vicki. :D I will call her. Is she in Cleveland? I will meet her if I need to. It would be great to be able to watch someone, as we have so much to learn.
    Thanks again,
    Belinda
     
  4. NubianSoaps.com

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    She is about 12 miles or so out 105 between Cleveland and Conroe. I am about 12 miles north. Vicki
     
  5. backyard_farm

    backyard_farm New Member

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    Thanks again Vicki :D I will call her tomorrow.
    Belinda