|Dauntless, the unicorn goat.|
My goats have horns, and I'm beginning to find that this can be an issue. The breeder I bought most of my herd from didn't burn horns because she thought it was cruel. I agree, but I may be heading in that direction in the future. I don't mind the horns, I've gotten a few good whacks from a horn or two, but they make good back scratchers and give a little-added protection from my young guard dogs. After losing two buck sales to the fact that my goats have horns, it's time to have them removed.
Being a glutton for punishment, I decided to band everyone's horns today. Goats do not like to feel trapped, and do not like to have their horns tugged. Mix that together and it's a recipe for disaster. Well not really, I successfully banded horns with only minor bumps and bruises. My goats currently hate me. A few of them let out such blood-curdling screams that I truly believe that my neighbors probably think we're having cabrito for dinner, um no. Now I wait and wait and wait and hopefully within the next few months I will have dehorned goats. Wish me luck!!