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Old Sep 20th 2010, 06:35 AM   #1
  Jul 2009
I'm a licensed rehabber in Alabama. In the past I've fed canned goats milk/water or Zoologics replacer. I got a new fawn a week ago, prolly a month old now. I need imfo on how much red cap to feed her daily. She is in an outside pen with water, grass, pelleted feed. She's a small Al fawn, NOT a bigger yankee fawn. thanks in advance.
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Old Sep 20th 2010, 05:53 PM   #2
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  Jul 2009
  Deer Park, Alabama

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Feed all she wants. I feed straight recap and they love it. My bottle fed fawns are bigger than the ones left on the does.
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Old Sep 20th 2010, 06:08 PM   #3
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  Oct 2009
  upstate ny

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I would play it safe and feed 10oz of the mix of 1/2 scoop of replacer to 1 gal of redcap!!! I like to get them eatin solid food asap!!!It is done both ways with good results but i cant see a fawn bein very hungry for anything with 20oz of anything in their belly!!!
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Old Sep 20th 2010, 06:32 PM   #4
  Jun 2010
  Piqua, OH
Having tried both straight red cap and red cap mixed with 1/2 cup formula to 1 gal milk this year...I personally would go for the red cap/formula mix and feed 9-11oz 3x a day (I'm basing this off of Rick Browning's Red Cap chart he's been sending to everyone interested).

Once I hit 10oz of red cap/formula, I stayed there until weaned keeping pelleted food, clean water, a pen full of fresh grass and hay (they really had no interest in the hay) available at all times...I decreased the feedings to 2x a day on week 11 and 1x a day on week 12 (weaned after week 12).
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Old Sep 20th 2010, 06:40 PM   #5
  Jul 2009
thanks guys.

I'm giving her 9oz, 4x daily. She has water, pellets, and grass..she is taking all three on her own. Wasn't sure I was giving her enough.
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