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Old Jun 24th 2018, 05:16 AM   #1
  Jun 2018
Best nipple for fawns

Hi All,
I'm a newbie on the forum & first yr deer farmer.
We pulled our 2 fawns & Im having problems getting them to latch on to the nipple....all 5 types I've tried, from goat nipples to human baby bottle nipples. Ive been force feeding with syringe, but while I feed one the other is trying to suckle my arm, face, neck etc. so I know they are hungry.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Old Jun 24th 2018, 07:08 AM   #2
  Jul 2009
I've probably used a dozen different nipples over the years to find "the one" that a picky fawn wants. Best I have found are red colored human baby bottle nipples from ebay. Good friend uses the Pritchard style Tractor Supply sells with good results.

Patience and keep trying, 99% will suck within a day.

I have used an infant nursing nipple called a Haberman(ebay) that has saved the day several times to start em. $$$$$
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Old Jun 24th 2018, 12:53 PM   #3
  Jun 2018
Thank you for the info
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Old Jun 25th 2018, 10:58 AM   #4
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  Feb 2016
  Zion Grove, PA / United States

Cervid: Whitetails
Prichard Nipples X 2
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Old Jun 25th 2018, 05:21 PM   #5
  Jul 2012
prichard nipples work good for me.
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Old Jun 26th 2018, 08:36 AM   #6
  Aug 2014
  Montgomery, AL
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Old Jun 26th 2018, 02:50 PM   #7
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  Apr 2009
  Vaughn, MT 59487

Cervid: mule deer,whitetail,elk,goats,bighorn & stone sheep & Alaskan dahl sheep
Prichard nipples but if you have a deer that coughs when you feed it with the tip cut off of the nipple just split the tip of a new nipple as that will cut off the milk better so it won't breath it in.
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Old Aug 5th 2018, 11:41 AM   #8
  Aug 2018
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