I considered disbudding the kids this year, but I didn't do it. I would have had to burn their horn buds to prevent the horns from growing. There is only a brief window of time after the kids are born when this can be done, and I missed it. The goats will have horns after all. Removing a mature animal's horns is a terrible process, as the horns are a living part of the skull. Surgical horn removal is rarely recommended.
Horns are majestic and my goats are pretty gentle (certainly with us, if not with each other) and also many of these kids will be sold or eaten.
David has been pretty understanding that I've been sick. The downtime has actually been nice because I have even more time to listen to him.
|Playing 'pirate ship' at the lake.|
|He likes my knit toque!|
|Fighting for a clear blue sky. Come on, sun!|
Have a wonderful weekend!