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kcw Jul 29th 2014 07:28 AM

I have a new baby fawn.* She is 2 weeks old last Friday.* She was doing great on Land O Lakes milk replacer and bit of grass in the yard.* She is drinking water on her own.* Her poop went from mustard and sticky to light brown mixed with tiny poop pellets.* But after 1 movement of pellets it changed gradually to brown rust color and more and more runny.* This morning I fed her with a little less powder to more water and a couple slices of green grapes and a pinch of watermelon.* 10 seconds after she ate the fruit, she let out a little squeak (cry) and bowed up her back.* I got the baby wipes to help her poop and it was runny again.

I am concerned!* She runs and plays in the back yard in small intervals, but mostly likes to lay in her spot in my office and just look out the window.

The vet suggested a little plain yogart.

What are your thoughts?

Bell Jul 29th 2014 07:30 AM

Try adding a spoon of canned pumpkin to each bottle.

Neeby Jul 29th 2014 08:18 AM

Also try cutting back on the fruit, *I would not recommend fruit for a 2 week old fawn, like bell said pumpkin is OK it will help bind her, *also go to tractor supply and get some probiotic , it is in a tube. good luck!!!!



Scott Neeb

kcw Jul 29th 2014 08:32 AM

I just put 2 table spoons of organic yogart in her bottle.* This morning was the first time I gave her fruit so I will not do that again.* Thanks for the advice. I REALLY appreciate it.* I love this little girl so much.

So, another question???????

When should I take her out with the other deer?* I let her go out side while we fed the deer last week and my very favorite doe smelled her, licked her and loved on her.* She began leading her away and I was so excited that she might adopt her.* But very shortly after they were walking my doe (Lucy) kicked the fawn (Charlie) and scared her so much she will immediately run inside if she sees another deer.

The vet said give her some time and let her get a little bigger and eating on her own and then begin the introductions.

What are your thoughts?* I am so new to this but have found such a respect and admiration for these animals, I look forward to seeing them every day and they have become a part of my family.

Bell Jul 29th 2014 08:53 AM

If the doe that led her away is bottle fed and her fawn is catchable. Hold your hand behind your back with a palm full of mentholatum. Feed her a treat with the other hand when she raises her nose for another treat rub her nose with the mentholatum. Catch her fawn spray it's butt and entire body with vanilla. Next spray the fawn with vanilla you want her to adopt. If possible put these deer by themselves in a separate pen for 3 days before co-mingling with the rest of the herd. This is a technique I have used to get mothers to adopt. I have also refrigerated and frozen the placentas of some my best milkers and used them in place of vanilla.The yogurt in her bottle is a good idea.

kcw Jul 29th 2014 10:41 AM

Will a fawn eat plants that are bad for them?


The only thing I can think of that she has done differently is eat a little purple flower that grows naturally in my yard.* She LOVES LOVES these little purple flowers.


Her last movement was much better this afternoon so the yogart helped.* I will continue this for a couple days and see how it goes.* But if you guys think I should kill the flowers, I will for sure.


I am so happy I found this forum.* I happen to buy a house in the middle of San Antonio, Texas that is surrounded by highways.* Its a honey hole.* You have no idea you are in the city.* Cannot hear the traffic or anything.* Feels like a ranch, but.......that means the 100 or so deer in this herd are land locked in.* They have been for years.* They are very domesticated and sweet.* Many of us leave our yards to nature so there are many native grasses and flowers to eat.* I just hope they are all safe!

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