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Old Aug 2nd 2009, 04:31 AM   #1
 
  Jun 2009
  Atlanta, Texas
Just received another buck fawn to rehab. he is older (not much) then the other we are rehabing. After one week together both buck fawns have spots on their face that look like scrapes. I have seen the two buck fawns pushing each other.

Is this a dominance thing?

Any suggestions?
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Old Aug 2nd 2009, 08:48 PM   #2
 
  Apr 2009
  Brookshire, Texas
Don't know for sure, but this year, my fawns are far more "scraped" up than in years past. Not sure if they are just more aggressive, or what, but most of them are missing a patch of hair somewhere on their heads/faces. Nothing to be concerned about in particular, just seem to be a more rough and tumble group this year.
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Old Aug 3rd 2009, 03:51 AM   #3
 
  Jun 2009
  Atlanta, Texas
Appreciate that Robbie. I have watched them trying to decide. The two buck fawns seem to be "pushing" at each other - so I think it's a play/dominance thing.
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Old Aug 3rd 2009, 05:43 AM   #4
 
  Apr 2009
  Central Illinois
This is kind of ironic but I was noticing the same thing this weekend on my fawns. I haven't noticed any agressive behavior (at least no more than usual) but I did put shade cloth up around the fawn pen area and I have noticed them rubbing their heads against it. I wouldn't think that would scrape up their faces. Just curious. The fawns are all doing great and growing like weeds. Rick
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Old Aug 3rd 2009, 05:58 AM   #5
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I think those scrapes is from what goes on after dark, usually fence, or hitting or rubbing something.sometimes just reaching through for the greener on other side, just a thought,DC i got critters in the night, cleaned out all raccoons, Hard to say what goes on after dark,Dc
 
Old Jul 8th 2018, 09:24 AM   #6
 
  Jul 2018
  UT
Hi, I am new to your forum. I have read through many of the posts and there is a lot of valuable information.
I am doing Rehab for fawns in Utah. We have a couple of fawns where the scrapes are showing up around the eyes as discussed.
One is not gaining weight; her back fur looks oily. I've washed it several times. Could this be selenium deficiency? The appetite on this doe is poor and she isn't growing as fast.
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