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Old Feb 27th 2011, 05:58 AM   #1
  Feb 2011
  Westernville, NY

How are Axis Deer in the cold and snow if nutrition and medical are up to standards?

Specifically for Central/Northern NY (around zip code 13486)

-That area is usually snowiest spot east of Rockies, Jan and Feb lows around 15-20 degrees F.

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Old Feb 27th 2011, 11:15 AM   #2
  Oct 2009
  Rush, NY
Hi Brian, don't know a thing about Axis Deer but welcome to the forums

Sandy Malone

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Old Feb 27th 2011, 02:19 PM   #3
  Dec 2010
  Sydney, Australia
G'day Brian.I have a couple of hundred chital.They are a tropical deer.I never get snow, maybe 50 frosts a year were temp drops to minus 2 deg C.They require plenty of cover,& energy at this period.I achieve this by feeding molasses ad-lib & setting grain feeders to go off several times after midnight.They shiver ,but they don't shiver out.After three days of wet windy weather I expect some die back.They make up for it with high fecundity.Chital cannot store energy like other species,they can only carry a max of 6% fat,to body weight.Proximity to sheep is a major concern due to malignant catarrhal fever .Chital are difficult, they are not a deer for beginners Good luck.Sharkey
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Old Mar 1st 2011, 10:55 PM   #4
  Apr 2009
Axis deer don't like the cold, but we did not lose any during that last cold snap in Texas, Ranch stayed below 6 for about 1 week. Lost a well, but that is another story.
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Old Mar 2nd 2011, 02:32 AM   #5
  Jul 2010
  Grand Rapids, MI
I think Jim Moses of Dakota Outfitters in OH has axis. I believe he keeps them in a large barn durring the winter months though. He has several exotics that I had never heard of previously being so far north.

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Old Mar 2nd 2011, 04:47 AM   #6
  Apr 2009
  Homerville, OH
Brian I have a herd of 60 in northern Ohio they have a barn to go into in the coldest weather they have been on my farm for 5 years with no problems. If. You need more information give me a call 330 416 3728 or check my web site

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Old Mar 2nd 2011, 07:02 AM   #7
  Feb 2011
  Westernville, NY
Thank you for the information,


Checked out your website, whitetail sire is a handsome lad!

Good news on Axis and cold tolerance.
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