- May 9, 2017
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- Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
We really need a truck! Then transports like these won't be so 🤢Wow, $75 for a buck is a stellar price (for around here anyways)! Can we get a pic of him, please?
Yep, when confined in small places (like a van), their smell can get pretty gross. I don't/won't ever transport bucks in our van. Yuck! Yes, vinegar might help.
And no you're not crazy, it's hard to get buck smell off of you. It takes lots of soap and scrubbing. I try to handle my boys only when needed.
Just give him some time. He's in a completely new place and needs a little time to adjust - I know he'll come around soon, especially with your does.
I agree, make SURE they are bred before getting rid of him (if you ever do). If you haven't already, look up how to tell if a doe has been bred successfully - just because he's mounting doesn't mean he's done the deed. Even after you're sure he did the deed, don't get rid of him quite yet, does can "short cycle" and come into heat around 5-7 days AFTER you saw a successful breeding and will need to be bred again - for some odd reason, lots of people are having that problem this year. Some does might not take in their first heat either so they'll come into heat again (about three weeks later). I would keep the buck for at least a month if not two to be really safe. When you decide to sell him, make sure your does are done coming into heat, and they are no longer interested in him.
Hope this works out for you!