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kmfarm Jul 18th 2012 07:16 AM

Each year I loose buck fawns but never doe fawns they are all in the same pen, anyone have commets on this?

Tom Gleason Jul 18th 2012 08:08 AM

just to add to your question ///// Why is it all ways your best ones?

The ones you don't really want to breed with just raise for shooters are the ones you can't kill but your breeder stock, just look at wrong and down they go!

Welcome to farming.

redwood_river_whitetails Jul 18th 2012 09:09 AM

Not being sarcastic here on the males, but buck fawns are definitely the weaker sex. Also have noticed that if a doe abandons one or the other...she will abandon the buck fawn, not the doe fawn. Have noticed this several times with triplets. If she has 2 buck fawns and one doe fawn, we pull the doe fawn asap.

Sandridge Whitetails Jul 18th 2012 05:30 PM

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Originally Posted by kmfarm
Each year I loose buck fawns but never doe fawns they are all in the same pen, anyone have commets on this?



kmfarm - I have experienced years in a row of the same thing. Guess it's just our ''good luck''. :)

Tom - I hear ya on that one, only way to loud and clear! Like you say Tom...welcome to deer farming!

Antlershed Jul 18th 2012 05:40 PM

If I get 10 buck fawn born in a year, by the time they are yearlings i will be happy to have 7. It just happens, bucks seem to find ways to get into accidents, does just lay and behave themselves like their momma's. It is the most puzzleing and most frustrating thing to deal with in deer farming. Last year I had 10 buck fawns, I lost 4, ALL of them were accidents( fence, broken legs, ect..) I dont even have to say how many doe fawns I lost, as you already know from your post.

Whitetail Sanctuary Jul 18th 2012 07:28 PM

I have experienced this same thing from the begining of my deerfarming journey!

And I for one am done with it! I WILL be pulling ALL my buck fawns in the future and bottle feed them! I have the ability to dedicate a pen to them and bottle feed them from a rack and be able to better monitor any problems they might have.............I will not spend alot of time with them hands on but enough to keep them calm and easily monitored.


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