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Old May 20th 2009, 07:00 PM   #16
 
  Apr 2009
  Polk, PA located in west central pa
What ever works for you is what to do if your fawn is healthy no scours no diareah keep doing what you are doing.Just use your head if you think belly might be to big cut back a little til she can handle it. I don't like to see mine act like they are starving either thats why i switched to red cap lot easier no mixing no mess.If feeding milk replacer can not feed all they want they will bloat every time can not digest ass well or something.
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Old May 20th 2009, 07:13 PM   #17
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  Apr 2009
  PA

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On red cap mine are satisfied ofter eating and doesn't come back for more till 5 hours later...she stops at 19oz...She was born on the 13th my others are alittle smaller/younger

I love the red cap much healthier,stronger,better...No problems at all.
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Old May 20th 2009, 09:24 PM   #18
 
  Apr 2009
  Fombell PA
I guess if I was feeding 43 fawns and expecting 100 I wouldn't agree with the all you can eat theory either. But i'm not....and I do it not so my doe fawns grow at hyperspeed......I do it because it makes them nice and healthy....they grow at the rate they should......they eat other feed..they wean earlier....they are nice healthy strong fawns and that is why i feed them what they want. I would never consider feeding a fawn all they could eat if i thought it was endangering their health......my deers health is first and foremost on my priority list on my farm and always will be.
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Old May 21st 2009, 05:25 AM   #19
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  Apr 2009
  Edgar, WI

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Do parents let their kids eat all the candy they want? Candy and milk are not the same I know that, but the idea is parents know better than kids. Well most times
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Old May 21st 2009, 05:49 AM   #20
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  Apr 2009
  PA

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Dennis...

I am With you! The red cap is the best thing ever!!!

I now have 10 fawns on it from every age.

Wow it is the best

It will cost me more but it is much healthier the fawns are so much better than ever before and I have been on every replacer out there...There is no problem starting them on it either it must taste the same or something they don't fight it like replacer
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Old May 21st 2009, 05:19 PM   #21
 
  Apr 2009
  Central Illinois
Painted Meadows,

How much are yours drinking per serving? the ones that are about a week old??
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Old May 21st 2009, 06:23 PM   #22
 
  Apr 2009
  Polk, PA located in west central pa
Mine are drinking 8-24 oz per feeding 4 times a day at 1week to 12 days old each fawn is different have one that is real pig eats 24 every time but, he is bigger tha others.
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Old May 21st 2009, 06:33 PM   #23
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  Apr 2009
  Burlington, West Virginia

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I have two that are four days old. They are taking 7 oz. four times a day. Red cap sav-a-kid mix. I am planing on going to 8 oz. at the noon feeding tomorrow. So far so good. Allen
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Old May 22nd 2009, 11:40 AM   #24
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  PA

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At a week old they are taking between 9-17 oz depending on the fawn. I have some big some small.
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Old May 22nd 2009, 11:54 AM   #25
 
  Apr 2009
  Fombell PA
Roger, You are right parents don't let their kids eat all the candy they can eat......but they sure would let them eat all the vegetables they could eat. In all seriousness, I know it doesn't sound right and this will be the last time I am going to push the red cap...........but the feeding them all they want works.......if there is one bad thing I could say about doing the all you can eat with the red cap is they pee alot.......other than that i have had great success with this method so far.....as i stated somewhere else....if i should have a problem I will be the first one on here letting everyone know what the problem is.........
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Old May 22nd 2009, 12:04 PM   #26
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  Apr 2009
  Mineral Point, MO
This may be a stupid question but when you all talk about (red cap) is it just red cap whole milk or is it a replacer you ar talking about? If it is a replacer where do you get it?

Thanks.
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Old May 22nd 2009, 12:08 PM   #27
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red cap whole milk
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Old May 22nd 2009, 12:27 PM   #28
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Thanks,

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Old May 22nd 2009, 05:19 PM   #29
 
  Apr 2009
  Polk, PA located in west central pa
If you have a dairy near by that manufactors milk you can usaully get it cheeper than at store.I've been useing stuff they bring back from store with a short shelf life i can get it free just have to use right away. The reguler dated stuff getting for $2.40 a gallon picked up at dairy at store they want $3.20-$4.00 a gallon.

So far this is saving alot of money.
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Old May 23rd 2009, 04:42 PM   #30
 
  Apr 2009
  Central Illinois
Those of you that are using the red cap... After they are done drinking, how does there stool look? None of mine have scours so Im happy but they arent dropping pellets either. Will they really not form pellets until they are a little older or what should we expect from them when we wipe them? They are 10 days old today.
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