The vet said the month old might have the scurs ...the small curlEd horns. One of the new goats has that kind. I suppose I can deal with that. You’re right, it’s much better than getting another horn to the eye! UghMy sheep are polled, so I don't have to dehorn. Scurs are allowed, but I don't even like those. I had a ram with scurs, but one side grew towards his face. That was before we got the sheep working equipment, so I had a big neighbor tackle him and use PVC cutters to cut off the tip of his horn. Ram was a jerk, so he went to slaughter.
I have watched the buds getting burned off, it is better than getting "horned" in the eye. It is also a much better process than when I assisted in dehorning cattle with those long handled scoop things. That was a bloody messy process. So the nubs getting burned off is a much better way of doing things, it is just a bit unsettling if you have never been exposed to it.
I totally agree with you. I just listed the ducks. I feel so bad. I’m keeping a select few...but scaling way back. Time is precious, and I’d rather be with different animals.Personally, I would take goats over ducks any day of the week.
And there is nothing more fun than goat kids!