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Old Aug 6th 2019, 06:32 AM   #1
 
  Jul 2019
  ms
Please Help-trying to feed my baby doe deer pellets

Please Help me-I have a question about my 5 week old baby doe. She is a big baby doe for 5 weeks old, standing 20 inches from the ground to the top of her back and weighing 16.5 lb.'s. She is Drinking 3- 10 Oz's of formula 3 times a day 8 hours apart. My baby deer eats all kinds of fruit, and greens and I bought her 2 different kinds of high end deer pellets, but I canít get her to eat either one of them, she just turns her head and if I get one pellet stick into her mouth she dopes it out. I did have a couple of Cat fish food pellets in my pocket from feeding my fish and I gave her a couple of them and she ate them with no problem? Can someone Please tell me how do I get my baby deer to eat the deer pellets? I Thank you for any help you can give me. Have a nice week. Sincerely Sammie
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Old Aug 6th 2019, 03:15 PM   #2
 
  Jul 2012
  Kentucky
If you have a feed store locally. You might try adding a small amount of molasses on the pellets.
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Old Aug 6th 2019, 10:04 PM   #3
 
  Sep 2017
  Kansas
Go to TSC and pick up some calf mana and mix with the feed. That is what I do and they take right to it
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Old Aug 7th 2019, 10:35 AM   #4
 
  Jul 2019
  ms
Thank You

Hersey and Greening Whitetail I Thank You both for your reply and help to my problem. I will try both. Have a great week. Sincerely Sammie
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Old Aug 8th 2019, 04:42 AM   #5
 
  Jul 2019
  ms
any other ideas that I can try?

I tried adding a small amount of molasses on the pellets but my 5 week old baby doe didnít like the molasses pellets. I ordered the calf mana and I will mix it with the deer pellets and see if that works. Does any one else have any other ideas that I can try? I Thank you all for any help you can give me with this problem I have. Have a great day, Sincerely Sammie
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Old Aug 8th 2019, 09:01 PM   #6
 
  Sep 2017
  Kansas
Calf mana should work. If it doesnít you need to make sure she has access to dirt and roughage at all times
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Old Aug 9th 2019, 04:26 AM   #7
 
  Jul 2019
  ms
Thank You

Thank you Greening for your help. Have a good weekend. Sincerely Sammie
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Old Aug 12th 2019, 11:57 AM   #8
 
  Jul 2019
  ms
Calf mana??????

I got the Calf mana today and i tried giving it to my 6 week old baby doe and she still would not eat it just like the other 2 deer pellets i bought last week and the molasses trick. I even mixed it with the other deer pellets and nothing. Does anyone else have any ideas as to what I can do to get my baby doe to eat deer pellets? I Thank all of you that have given me a reply and ideas and to anyone else here that might have some other ideas that might work. Have a great week. Sincerely Sammie
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Old Aug 13th 2019, 04:33 PM   #9
 
  Jul 2012
  Kentucky
Keep offering also offer her fresh dirt maybe put the pellets on or offer close to the dirt sooner or later she should start slowly eating them.
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Old Aug 13th 2019, 06:23 PM   #10
 
  Apr 2009
Cut her back on milk and she will eat calf manna
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Old Aug 14th 2019, 04:56 AM   #11
 
  Jul 2019
  ms
Thank You Both

Thank You both for your reply and help. I will try both ideas. Have a great day. Sincerely Sammie
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Old Aug 18th 2019, 11:05 PM   #12
 
  Jun 2019
  Tn
Same problem here. Mine doe fawn is 11 weeks. She wouldn’t eat calf mana if she were starving to death.
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Old Aug 20th 2019, 05:58 PM   #13
 
  Jul 2012
  Kentucky
if you're using a powder milk try sprinkling it over the pellets. continue to offer dirt on the floor with the pellets.
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Old Aug 21st 2019, 05:25 AM   #14
 
  Jul 2019
  ms
dirt in a separate container?

Hershey you said if you're using a powder milk try sprinkling it over the pellets. continue to offer dirt on the floor with the pellets. Are you talking about having the dirt in a separate container along side the pellets? Thank you again for all your help. Have a great week. Sincerely Sammie
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Old Aug 21st 2019, 05:23 PM   #15
 
  Jul 2012
  Kentucky
i fed mine on a concrete floor. i would just pour the pellets and dirt close together on the floor
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