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Old Apr 1st 2010, 02:52 AM   #16
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  Apr 2009
  Marquez, TX

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Here are a few pics of our fawn cradle !


That looks good. What material did you use? It looks like artificial turf.
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Old Apr 1st 2010, 05:34 AM   #17
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  May 2009
  Sallisaw, Oklahoma

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We used a piece of 90% shade cloth I had left over from pens. My wife is going to sew a piece of fabric around the leg holes to keep it from seperating or running. But canvas tarp or anyother heavy-duty material should work. We have about 25 dollars in our cradle not counting the 15 cents an hr I pay my wife for her labor ! Ha Ha !
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Old Apr 1st 2010, 02:33 PM   #18
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  Apr 2009
  Marquez, TX

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We used a piece of 90% shade cloth I had left over from pens. My wife is going to sew a piece of fabric around the leg holes to keep it from seperating or running. But canvas tarp or anyother heavy-duty material should work. We have about 25 dollars in our cradle not counting the 15 cents an hr I pay my wife for her labor ! Ha Ha !


That's funny



Yea, I was wondering if that was shade cloth how you kept it from tearing.
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Old Apr 1st 2010, 05:18 PM   #19
 
  Apr 2009
  Tobin Lake, Saskatchewan
thats going to cost someone a whole lot more than 15 cents
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Old Apr 1st 2010, 06:55 PM   #20
 
  Apr 2009
  Polk, PA located in west central pa
If she sees that post she might not be giving you any kinda of labor but that was funny.
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Old Apr 1st 2010, 07:20 PM   #21
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  May 2009
  Sallisaw, Oklahoma

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All I can say is if she gets mad at me for posting her salary then I'll just not let her do all of the bottle-feeding this summer !!! LOL
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Old Apr 1st 2010, 07:39 PM   #22
 
  Apr 2009
  Polk, PA located in west central pa
Thats to funny man you sure no how to pic em. I wish my wife was an Okie.
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Old Apr 1st 2010, 07:39 PM   #23
 
  Aug 2009
  Ames, Iowa
Quick question, do the fawns ever kick the legs of the Fawn cradle??
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Old Apr 1st 2010, 07:43 PM   #24
 
  Apr 2009
  Tobin Lake, Saskatchewan
I just hope my help doesn't read it and want a raise
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Old Apr 1st 2010, 07:50 PM   #25
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  May 2009
  Sallisaw, Oklahoma

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The cradle is pretty sturdy. They kick a bit when u first place them in the cradle but soon calm down and lay fairly still.
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Old Apr 2nd 2010, 08:49 AM   #26
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  Apr 2009
  Burlington, West Virginia

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I'm with Curtis on this one. I didn't know ya were supposed to pay them.
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Old Apr 2nd 2010, 11:32 AM   #27
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  May 2009
  Sallisaw, Oklahoma

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Ok. I ll go tell her that some us think shes overpaid ! See ya in the ER
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Old Apr 2nd 2010, 05:10 PM   #28
 
  Apr 2009
  Nowata, OK
Jeff, I think you are in a heap of trouble...lol I hear some hush money in my future...

Virgil, You would never be able to handle a Okie woman... Takes a great man to do so and my wife tells me I can say that.

Willows and Whitetails, some of the fawns will kick the cradle. At first they will struggle but if you cover their head with a towel they soon calm down
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Old Apr 2nd 2010, 05:24 PM   #29
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  May 2009
  Sallisaw, Oklahoma

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Mike ! Barbara is the same way as the fawns you just described. Shes awful bad to duck that towel when I try to get it over her head. She does calm down after I get the towel over her head and the lose ends of towel cinched down around her neck with a rope . I just cant get used to the blue coloration in her face for a week or so after I remove the rope and towel !!!! :- )
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Old Apr 2nd 2010, 06:34 PM   #30
 
  Apr 2009
  Nowata, OK
lol.... man you live on the edge. I have a feeling that you will be the one with the blue coloration to your face soon. I might even have a little black, green and purple mixed in with it.

P.S. if you can get a video of you trying to get that towel cinched down, I'd love to have a copy of it. No doubt it would be a instant hit.
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