Box for disbudding or tattooing Kids / lambs

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Disbudding, Dehorning & Tattoo box  Made In USA
Shipping Dimension; 7x19x24  (note this ships oversize)
this product ships UPS ground only.   If you want faster shipping, call in your order.  because it is Oversize 3, the shipping calculator will not be accurate for priority mail.
 This box fits normal to large kids. For smaller kids, simply stuff a towel in the bottom to raise the kids.
Tattooing Directions; Use green ink. This is easiest to read when the kids become adults. For dark skinned animals, hold a flashlight behind the ear to see the digits. Clean grease and dirt from the skin surface with cotton swabs or a cloth dipped in alcohol. Let the skin dry. Check tattoo applicator for correct digits. Place tattoo ink on skin surface. apply pliers with enough pressure to puncture skin. Make the imprint with a quick, firm movement. Apply more ink/paste and rub ink in the punctures continuously for at least 15 seconds to insure penetration (an old toothbrush is excellent for working ink/paste into the tattoo area). This is important. Do not disturb the tattoo for up to 3 weeks while it heals. For dairy goats; Right Ear - Breeders letters Left Ear - Birth year letter plus individual ID number ADGA & AGS preferred
ADGA Tattoo Letter for kids born in
2021 is N
2020 is M
2019 is L
2018 is K - 2017 is J - 2016 is H - 2015 is F - 2014 is E - 2013 is D
Note that meat goats use different digits. check with your association before you apply the tattoo. once applied you can not fix a mistake!
Disbudding / Dehorning Directions; Kids should be disbudded at 4 to 10 days of age. When they are just a few days old, you will be able to clearly feel a small horn bud and know the proper place to put the hot iron. No bud could mean a polled (hornless) animal. If no bud is felt come back in 2 or 3 days and check again. Timing is very important. Check frequently. Buck kids (male) horns grow faster than (female) doelings. Nubian horns grow more slowly than the horns on other breeds. A Swiss breed kid's or LaMancha buck's horns may be visible at 4 days of age, while the horns on a Nubian doeling may not emerge until she is a month old. the older they get and the more likely you will get horn regrowth called scurs. The goat kids head needs to be held still for accurate work and safety of the young goat and the human performing this procedure. Use this disbudding box to hold your kids during the disbudding procedure. It helps keep kids immobilized and allows you to put your attention where it needs to be, applying the hot iron to the proper place on the kid's head. How long you hold the iron to the skin depends on which device you use to dehorn and how large the bud is. With a hotter, higher-watt iron such as the Rhinehart X30 and X50, we typically burn 6 to 15 seconds. We always test the iron on a scrap of soft wood to see how quickly it burns a black circle. If the horn bud is large, we may burn once, let the head cool down, and then burn again. A proper burn leaves a copper-colored ring over the horn bud. It is best to clip around the horn area before disbudding. This enables you to watch the color change and eliminates the smell of burning hair. Vaccinate kids for tetanus before you do any disbudding or scur removal. Buck Kids are best disbudded with the tear drop shape end on the X-50 Check disbudded kids every 2 to 3 months for scur growth. If you find even a very tiny bit of horn, heat up the iron again and burn the horn area. That small scur may turn into a large problem by the time the goat is an adult. It's easy to eliminate scurs when the goat is still young.
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  • 4
    kid box

    Posted by Amanda on Aug 1st 2020

    Overall nice piece of equipment. Restrains kids nicely for tattooing. One issue that kept this from five stars was a screw tip sticking out inside the box. No big deal, just had to cover so kid wasn't scraped. Note: make sure to tattoo kids before they get fat and are over 7 inches wide! My kids were a little "husky" and didn't quite fit. Overall, worth the price and good quality.

  • 5
    Disbudding box

    Posted by Sandi on Jun 25th 2020

    Well made and large. I only have pygmy's, so I will stick towels in it to help keep them in position.

  • 5
    Gift for sister-in-law

    Posted by Bret DePew on Dec 25th 2019

    She was ecstatic!! It’s built to perfection. She will be using it soon as they had 4 kids Christmas Eve

  • 5
    Malinda Hall

    Posted by Malinda Hall on Apr 8th 2019

    Well made & works great! Makes de-horning a breeze!

  • 5
    Disbudding box

    Posted by Pj on Mar 6th 2019

    Easy to use

  • 3
    Dehorning box

    Posted by Kate on May 31st 2018

    Not a bad design but could use some tweaking. Such as, the screws are too long and the point sticks out on the inside of the box. The screws are too thick for the guide holes and when the screws are tightened, the wood cracks. I had to find smaller, shorter screws for the metal piece and had to glue the cracked wood. I hope it holds.

  • 5
    I'm by myself. Now I dont always have to wait for help to disbud my Nubians

    Posted by Linda on Apr 3rd 2018

    Now I don't have to wait for help to disbud my Nubians. Im here by myself. This well made box makes my life easier. Thanks!

  • 5
    Great product

    Posted by Cecil on Mar 17th 2018

    Box was recrived exactly as advertised. Have disbudded three kids and tattooed four since receiving it. It works great.