- Oct 7, 2018
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- North central florida
How old is the the goat you banded ? We band at 8 to 10 weeks ( mostly at 10) , if it's done too early you can run into lots of problems...neighbor did theirs at 6 weeks, two weeks later they were removed surgically by the vet at his office, (that mess had turned ugly !)They ate grain and hay like crazy...all five of them. I am going to try to put him on a bottle today, but if he won’t go for it, then, I think I’ll call the guy. So, do I then wean all 5of them at 8 weeks? I was really planning to let them go a lot longer, like 12. I hate when our farmer friend gets involved...he just muddles things up. Like I didn’t think it was time to band Willy, thought he was too young. I will kill that guy if I’ll left with a goat that needs rebanded!
Unless you are going to use the milk for other reasons, ....why not let the doe wean her kids ? She will take care of the entire process as mother nature intended and nonthing beats moms milk for a healthy kid