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Old May 14th 2009, 08:01 AM   #16
  Apr 2009
  Polk, PA located in west central pa
At just about any feed store you will find it. You can also get fresh colostrum from diary farmers sometimes.
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Old May 14th 2009, 09:41 AM   #17
  Apr 2009
  Between shipshy and Indy
We had two buck fawns last year that were born early morning, in the evening we pulled them due to being weak. Kept them warm and fed powdered colostrum that night. The next day took them back out to the mother, They both are still alive today. On the other hand Ive heard that people have tried this same thing and the mother wouldn't accept them back.
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Old May 14th 2009, 09:58 AM   #18
  Apr 2009
  Central Illinois
For some reason we are lucky and someone is looking over us. It is partially sunny instead of raining and they looked to be doing fine this morning before work and now Im on lunch and they look ever better just soaking up the sun. Its not near as cold as it was last night with the rain so I think they are going to be fine. I cant wait for 3:30 to get here and get them out of there. Thanks for all the replys!!! It is great hearing everyones opinions.

Another question I have and maybe some people can relate to this. We have a 6 yr. old doe that had trips last year and she starting really looking like she was going to pop about a week ago. She cant get any bigger and her milk is bagging down like crazy. We think she will have them anytime and the doe that just had trips wasnt showing at all. her milk doesnt look big or anything. Could the babys possibly be stuck in there? She is fully alert and eats out or your hand and looks physically fine but just how big she is is starting to scare us.
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Old May 14th 2009, 10:12 AM   #19
  Apr 2009
  Clarksville , Iowa
I had a weak fawn a couple of years ago that I bottled for a couple of weeks in a wire pen inside of the doe pens. Mama could nose and lick the fawn if she wanted and when it was getting along better , I turned it out and mama took it right back and fed it. If you allow access like this, maybe they will still take them back. Jim
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Old May 14th 2009, 10:17 AM   #20
  Apr 2009
  Nowata, OK
I had the same thing going on. A 6 year old doe that was showing signs of labor on Saturday and delivered twins last night in the storm. The old girl had them tucked up against her late last night when I checked them and all is good this morning. Also, had a set of trips. this morning. One is less then 1.5 lbs but doing well so far.
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Old May 14th 2009, 10:43 AM   #21
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  Apr 2009
  Northeast Wisconsin

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Yes, you can put the fawns back - we have done that. Picked them up for a day and put them back OR picked them up for a while and then when another doe has fawns, rub some of the afterbirth on the fawn you've picked up and put it in with the rest - she usually just adopts it.
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Old May 14th 2009, 01:52 PM   #22
  Apr 2009
  Landisburg, PA
Hey thanks alot guys what a help. I am going to go this weekend and get some for when the time comes here.

Arrowhead, Hey good luck with BM Wildfire.Caint wait till he grows out as a two year old! Is he going to be the next Sudden Impact?
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Old May 14th 2009, 08:32 PM   #23
  Apr 2009
  Northeast Indiana
Here is one we had a few years ago just a hair under 1.5lbs. My hands are small so it really doesn't show how small this fawn really was.

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Old May 15th 2009, 02:29 PM   #24
  Apr 2009
  Landisburg, PA
Would it be ok to use colustrum for calves? Please let me know! Thanks again Guys!!
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Old May 15th 2009, 06:00 PM   #25
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  Apr 2009
  cental Pennsylvania

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Aaron did that little one survive to adulthood, It would probably be almost impossible for one that small to make it in the wild, how would he reach the udder? At least in captivity they get a chance.
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Old May 15th 2009, 08:27 PM   #26
  Apr 2009
  Waverly, IA

I am sure that you would be fine using calf colostrum. I have only used it once on a fawn that was going to die regardless what I used. Just didn't have anything else at the time. Last year I used First-Fawn colostrum supplement from La Belle, Inc. Worked great. Use it on all of my fawns the first week. Their # is 1-888-599-6605.
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