The little buckling had quite a bit of fluid in his lungs and Pat had to help me hang him upside down to drain it out. For a little bit I didn't know if he was going to make it.
We disbud the babies anywhere between 2 days old and 2 weeks old. It still amazes me that there is such a difference in the bucks horn buds and the does. The little bucks come out with horn buds that need to be burnt off in the first few days and the little girls horns are tiny and not really ready to be burnt until a week or better. We learned early on that it is better to do them earlier than later, especially if you don't want scurs. This is not a fun job but it goes quick and the babies are nursing their Momma's or bottles in just a few minutes and have forgotten what just occurred.
Rosies twins are busy romping around the barnyard and bouncing off the walls of the barn. It is so much fun to watch them play.