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Old May 11th 2010, 06:17 PM   #1
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  Apr 2009
  West Salem, Ohio

Cervid: Whitetails
So far we have 11 fawns on the bottle, we are up to 6oz 3 times a day, most are peeing on their own, we make them have a bowl movement once a day, we started using crushed corn cobbs (from TSC) this year mixed with cedar shavings about 50/50 and the cobbs are super obsorbant and help with odor, wet spots are aslo easy to see. First fawns were brought in Sat the 8th. Hope to have these 11 up to 7oz by end of the week.



The hardest fawn this year took about 24 hrs before she would suck and the one we brought in last night sucked down 5oz the first feeding this morning once we got it in her mouth.



So far things are going great, a couple of very small fawns also doing very well....
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Old May 11th 2010, 06:36 PM   #2
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  Oct 2009
  upstate ny

Cervid: Whitetail Deer
Sounds like you have your hands full rick.Are you using the red cap formula that you sent to everyone and their brother?You are a lucky man to have any fawns alive with them being born over the weekend,what nasty weather for may.How many buck fawns have you had out of that group so far???
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Old May 11th 2010, 06:48 PM   #3
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  Apr 2009
  West Salem, Ohio

Cervid: Whitetails
We have 6 buck fawns and 7 doe fawns, we are feeding some buck fawns due to weather problems and potential value of a couple of these fawns....We have left 2 buck fawns on the mom so far and they seem to be doing OK in the wet and cold...



Yes we are feeding Red Cap, we will be adding dirt in their pens (in a dish) tomorrow, I saw one of the ones we left on the mom eating dirt in the pen at 1 day old....
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Old May 11th 2010, 06:49 PM   #4
 
  Apr 2009
  Fombell PA
Man Rick you aied early this year I guess.........the good thing is you will be done with the bottle feeding early too......
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Old May 11th 2010, 06:59 PM   #5
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  Oct 2009
  upstate ny

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Rick what are the breedings of your bottlefed buck fawns?Did you have snow there over the weekend?
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Old May 11th 2010, 07:23 PM   #6
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  May 2009
  Chillicothe, Missouri
Rick,Congrats to you and your program. Enjoyed our conversation yesterday. Wish you all the best!
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Old May 11th 2010, 07:30 PM   #7
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  Apr 2009
  West Salem, Ohio

Cervid: Whitetails
Mike buck fawns

Maxbo Hardcore/Maxbo Ranger-Maxbo-Maverick-Bucky (2 0f them)

Maxbo Ranger/Maxbo-Maverick

Maxbo Hardcore/PJ-Reggie

Maxbo Ranger/LeeJay-PJ-Bucky-Heavy (2 of them)



Stll have some Reno, Maxbo Hardcore, and Maxbo Rangers to come...
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Old May 11th 2010, 07:37 PM   #8
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  Apr 2009
  West Salem, Ohio

Cervid: Whitetails
Thanks Wayne I also enjoyed talking with you, good luck with fawning.....
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Old May 12th 2010, 04:02 AM   #9
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  Oct 2009
  upstate ny

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Rick,I dont think you can ask for much better than that!!Looks like its going to start warming up so you can sleep a little better while the rest are born.You have mail!!
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Old Nov 9th 2010, 05:24 PM   #10
 
  Nov 2010
  Frankfort MI
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We have 6 buck fawns and 7 doe fawns, we are feeding some buck fawns due to weather problems and potential value of a couple of these fawns....We have left 2 buck fawns on the mom so far and they seem to be doing OK in the wet and cold...



Yes we are feeding Red Cap, we will be adding dirt in their pens (in a dish) tomorrow, I saw one of the ones we left on the mom eating dirt in the pen at 1 day old....


trying to learn as I go along here .do the fawns eat dirt for minerals or is it vitamins .

I am wanting to start a small operation.so you will probably see me asking a lot of questions.
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Old Nov 9th 2010, 06:41 PM   #11
 
  Apr 2009
  Fombell PA
Dearjohn,

One of the big reasons the fawns eat the soil is because they want to....LOL....but the good thing it does for them is helps their digestive systems.....the pick up micro organizims of which helps them with their digesting foods.........this was why i was always told it is important to see that they eat dirt.
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