Return to the Farm Life Forum | Post a Follow-Up

What age can I band my buckling?

Posted by locomustangogurl (My Page) on
Tue, Feb 24, 09 at 14:06

I have a 4 week old buckling that I am bottle raising....when can I band him? I only want him as a pet so he needs to be a wether not a buck!


Follow-Up Postings:

RE: What age can I band my buckling?

You can band goats at any age. The problem lies in that the older they get, the larger band & applicator you will need, and the more uncomfortable the procedure becomes for the goat. Also, as they get older you may need to apply two bands instead of one.

We normally wait until at LEAST 8 weeks old, longer if we can. The older they are, the more growth they get and it lessens the likiliness of Urinary Calculi (coupled with good feeding practices), as the growth enlarges the tract.

Be sure to give him his Tetnus shot(s) appropriately when you do band him, Watch for fly strike if they are out where you are.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Farm Life Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here