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Old Jul 18th 2012, 07:16 AM   #1
 
  May 2010
  Michigan
Each year I loose buck fawns but never doe fawns they are all in the same pen, anyone have commets on this?
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Old Jul 18th 2012, 08:08 AM   #2
 
  May 2012
  Hartshorne, OK
just to add to your question ///// Why is it all ways your best ones?

The ones you don't really want to breed with just raise for shooters are the ones you can't kill but your breeder stock, just look at wrong and down they go!

Welcome to farming.
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Old Jul 18th 2012, 09:09 AM   #3
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  Apr 2009
  Russell, MN

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Not being sarcastic here on the males, but buck fawns are definitely the weaker sex. Also have noticed that if a doe abandons one or the other...she will abandon the buck fawn, not the doe fawn. Have noticed this several times with triplets. If she has 2 buck fawns and one doe fawn, we pull the doe fawn asap.
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Old Jul 18th 2012, 05:30 PM   #4
 
  May 2009
  Northwest Illinois
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Originally Posted by kmfarm
Each year I loose buck fawns but never doe fawns they are all in the same pen, anyone have commets on this?


kmfarm - I have experienced years in a row of the same thing. Guess it's just our ''good luck''.

Tom - I hear ya on that one, only way to loud and clear! Like you say Tom...welcome to deer farming!
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Old Jul 18th 2012, 05:40 PM   #5
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  Apr 2009
  cental Pennsylvania

Cervid: taxidermy
If I get 10 buck fawn born in a year, by the time they are yearlings i will be happy to have 7. It just happens, bucks seem to find ways to get into accidents, does just lay and behave themselves like their momma's. It is the most puzzleing and most frustrating thing to deal with in deer farming. Last year I had 10 buck fawns, I lost 4, ALL of them were accidents( fence, broken legs, ect..) I dont even have to say how many doe fawns I lost, as you already know from your post.
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Old Jul 18th 2012, 07:28 PM   #6
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  May 2009
  Chillicothe, Missouri
I have experienced this same thing from the begining of my deerfarming journey!

And I for one am done with it! I WILL be pulling ALL my buck fawns in the future and bottle feed them! I have the ability to dedicate a pen to them and bottle feed them from a rack and be able to better monitor any problems they might have.............I will not spend alot of time with them hands on but enough to keep them calm and easily monitored.
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