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Old Mar 29th 2010, 06:00 PM   #1
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  May 2009
  Sallisaw, Oklahoma

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I was wondering what size boxes most farmers use to keep their fawns in that they are bottle feeding. Also, what about ventilation,straw,pine shavings, cedar shavings etc.. in bottom of these boxes. My boxes will be made from plywood and kept in a portable building. Thanks in advance. Jeff
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Old Mar 29th 2010, 07:13 PM   #2
 
  Apr 2009
  Nowata, OK
Jeff, mine are 4 ft. tall x 4 ft deep x 2 ft wide. Pine shavings is also what I use. If you have any questions just give me a call.
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Old Mar 29th 2010, 08:14 PM   #3
 
  Apr 2009
  West Salem, Ohio
Ours are 4x4 squares a little bigger but allows us to get in the box with the fawn for the first 2 weeks then they go to a 12x12 kind of like a community stall were they can be with other fawns. We use cedar shavings and haven't had any problem with them.
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Old Mar 29th 2010, 08:14 PM   #4
 
  Apr 2009
  Tobin Lake, Saskatchewan
mine 4' tall 5'x5', three fawns per stall, use coarse alfalfa(poor/late first cut) for bedding
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Old Mar 30th 2010, 06:48 AM   #5
 
  Apr 2009
  Polk, PA located in west central pa
mine are 4 foot by 4 foot so i can go in with them and i use saw dust and top with alf alfa for their bedding. Make sure you go at least 4 foot high or they will jump out trust me mine are only 3 foot high and they jump rigt over after a few weeks old planning on adding a nother foot this year.
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Old Apr 1st 2010, 07:13 PM   #6
 
  Oct 2009
  Rush, NY
I use extra large dog crates. I put a layer of newspaper covered with a nice bedding of straw. I pull the wet newspaper out daily and replace with fresh. They have plenty of ventilation and the fawns feel comfortable in a smaller area when they are little. If I have an extra spooky fawn I'll cover the carrier with a towel or blanket, usually only for a day or two till they are used to our daily activities. Using some course hay sounds like a good idea. They will start nibbling on the hay between my picking fresh greens for them.
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Old Apr 1st 2010, 07:53 PM   #7
 
  Apr 2009
  Landisburg, PA
I will post some pictures of my new fawn barn tomarrow evening. Good Luck!
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Old Apr 1st 2010, 08:26 PM   #8
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  May 2009
  Sallisaw, Oklahoma

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I m looking forward to seeing the pics of you boxes. Any of you others feel free to post your pics if you can. I love seeing the innovation of some of these farmers ! Thanks again! Jeff
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