I disbudded my 4 bucklings within a week of their births, and got perfect copper rings with all four of them. But apparently the copper ring wasn't enough, because one of the older one has horns sprouting. And last night, he was going after the other babies, butting them, and their buds were bleeding. So this morning, I put the bucklings with their mothers after I milked them. Then later, separated the older one (who is 5 weeks old) from the other babies since he seems to be getting aggressive. Also, both of the younger bucks (3 weeks old) look like they have some horn growth going on. So I was really only successful disbudding 1 out of 4. A really bad ratio, I think, even if I am a first-timer at this, especially after all the research and input/help I got before I did it. I thought I had actually done it right and we all rejoiced when we saw those perfect copper rings. So my question is...is there a way to stop the growth of their horns without involving a vet (which we can't afford right now)? Should I try to disbud the younger 2 again, even though their horns might be too big for the disbudding iron? I only have one tip for it. And will it be harder to sell them with horns? Will their horns grow to be normal length after my botched disbudding job? Any tips or suggestions (or encouragement - ) are greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance!