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Old Jun 18th 2014, 10:09 AM   #1
 
  Jun 2014
  Wisconsin


I'm new to your board and have a few questions about raising a fawn. *His mother way hit by car about 3 weeks ago and we've been bottle feeding him since. *I've been offering fresh water every day, some fresh black dirt, sleeping in a x-pen right now with straw. *He's eating about 40 oz a day (approx 1100 mls) of red cap milk. *I've already ran a fecal on him and treating him for coccidia (i'm a veterinary technician). * Was also giving him pumpkin as well to help along the loose stools. *I just bought deer pellets to offer and I'm also offering him fresh greens. *He's bright, active, knows I'm the lunch wagon


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A.) is there anything else i can do for him?


is he eating enough or should he be eating more?


C) how do i get him to start eating solid foods?


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Thanks in advance


Nikki


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Old Jun 18th 2014, 11:04 AM   #2
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  Apr 2014
  Greensburg, IN
Sprinkle powdered milk on his deer pellets will help them start eating the grain.

Sounds like your doing a fine job.

Good luck
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Old Jun 18th 2014, 01:30 PM   #3
 
  Jun 2014
  Wisconsin


Thanks! *Picked a bunch of clover and dandelion leaves for him and he started munching right away. *Go figure
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Old Jun 18th 2014, 05:41 PM   #4
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  Oct 2009
  upstate ny

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40ozs is alot of fluid. Just think how full you feel after turkey day dinner with the family. lol * If you feed him a bit less fluid he will pick up on his solids!
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Old Jun 26th 2014, 01:37 PM   #5
 
  Jun 2014
  Wisconsin


I believe he's about 4 weeks old now.* He's about as rammy if not more than my 2 year old.* He's pounding down 11-16 oz at a time, eating fresh clover, dandilions, apples, carrots as well.* Tried adding the powered milk to the top of the pellets still really not that interested in them yet.* Happy that the diarrhea has cleared up too.* Thanks for everybody's help on this.* Been a lot of work to keep this little guy going but it's also been a great experiance as well.
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Old Jun 27th 2014, 07:33 AM   #6
 
  Mar 2009
  Blairstown, LA
Put small pieces of fruit and greens in the feed
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Old Jul 5th 2014, 05:37 PM   #7
 
  Jun 2014
  Wisconsin


I swear that this little critter has the first class treatment. *He gets fresh clover, dandelions, etc 3 times daily on top of 3 bottle feedings of 14 oz each time. *Can't wait to let this little bugger out in the yard to live. *He's eating better than me!
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