Feb 9th 2016, 06:48 PM
St. Ignace, Northern Michigan
Cervid: deer breeder
I have this again this year also. In my book I put the reason for this behavior in deer. I had this problem years ago from a tame doe and tried* every thing and ended up putting her away. Last year I had a doe doing this to fawns but not as bad as the earlier* one. This winter I have her yearling doe doing it to my smallest bottle fed fawn . I believe this is being passed down in this bloodline . Is there a answer ,no we haven't** found a solid solution and may never be able figure it out. Unlike the doe years ago that* pulled out her own hair and anybody that would stand still for her,* these recent ones* are not pulling
out their own. After 28 years raising deer and trying hot pepper , nerve pills and many other concoctions , I think it is a* nerve condition that happens in a few rare deer. Some day somebody will find the answer and a solution. Being a deer farmer you can be sure to expect the unexpected as It will happen.