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Old May 20th 2014, 04:53 PM   #1
  May 2013
  Hillsdale, IN

(40,40,40); I have several new fawns born this week. *Was thinking of bottle feeding a couple and wanted to get some advice from you folks. *I know it is a large commitment, but think it is worth it to have tame animals in the herd. *The main question I have is when should you pull the fawns from the doe? *I have 2 sets of triplets, one born last Saturday and the other born today. *Would the ones born last Saturday be too old to start on bottles now? *I appreciate any information you folks could have for me. *Thanks again!!!
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Old May 20th 2014, 05:15 PM   #2
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  Sep 2010

Cervid: raising deer
Sat fawns should be fine, I pull at 24-36 hrs.
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Old May 20th 2014, 06:59 PM   #3
  Oct 2012

Agree with later than 48 hrs...Just give them enough time to get the colustrum from momma. harder for them to take the bottle the longer you wait..they will's just a lil harder
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Old May 20th 2014, 07:20 PM   #4
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  May 2009
  Chillicothe, Missouri

We pull fawns at 12 -18 hrs.


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Old May 20th 2014, 09:12 PM   #5
  Apr 2009
  IA / USA

I generally pull*my fawns the evening of the day after they are born. I normally try to feed them the next morning but I don't try real hard if they fight me to much, usually by the next feeding they will take the bottle, usually... Only pulled two so far this year, one the day after birth and one at*4 days, both started fine but the*4 day old is by far the friendliest at this point. Go figure...
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Old May 21st 2014, 04:10 AM   #6
  Sep 2010
  Wykoff, MN
We have been trying for 12 hours as long as we know they have they have sucked from mom. Seem to have much better luck with this.
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Old May 21st 2014, 08:58 AM   #7
  Apr 2009
  Polk, PA located in west central pa
Usually pull mine around 24 hours. However pulled one week and half old the other day and she was easiest deer to start ever. Super friendly to.
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Old May 22nd 2014, 08:04 AM   #8
  Apr 2009
  West Texas

Cervid: whitetail and exotics

I have pulled fawns anywhere from 12-36 hours and seemed to have the best results with 12-18 hours. *


Having a calm herd where you can watch them to make sure they've got the colostrum is nice, but not everyone has that option. *(I will say I was able to watch the last 3 fawns born here and they were all sucking before they were standing...mother nature and instinct is amazing to watch!) *

I keep fresh goat colostrum on hand too though and they get that in their first 2 bottles.
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Old May 22nd 2014, 06:38 PM   #9
  Jul 2012
  Russellville, KY

I have a super tame doe and she is in with 3 tame bottle fed yearling does. How tame will the super tame doe fawns be if I leave them on her and don't pull the doe fawn she had today? I'm in the pen every other day and sat and sun.
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Old May 23rd 2014, 04:13 AM   #10
  Jul 2012
  Russellville, KY
Soorry, Found my answer on a April 25th Bottle Feeding post.
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