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 on: April 24, 2018, 02:30:57 PM 
Started by Julie H - Last post by Julie H
Birdie-- If I was feeding just 1 I could go with real milk, but sadly I just can't afford to feed 2.  Whole milk is almost $4 a gallon here!  They are approaching 6 weeks old.

They are about the same size as most of their 1/2 siblings but they lack the " bloom" I am used to seeing with real milk ( or dam raised kids) .    Since my cow is due sometime in mid June I will try to hang on and believe me I will feed them real well if she gives me enough milk!

She is a FF 1/2 Jersey/ Angus cross that is as tame as they come.  I hope she keeps that attitude once she calves!

cbdale-- I have several other dapples for you!!

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 on: April 24, 2018, 02:28:01 PM 
Started by Julie H - Last post by Julie H
Birdie-- If I was feeding just 1 I could go with real milk, but sadly I just can't afford to feed 2.  Whole milk is almost $4 a gallon here!

They are about the same size as most of their 1/2 siblings but they lack the " bloom" I am used to seeing with real milk ( or dam raised kids) .    Since my cow is due sometime in mid June I will try to hang on and believe me I will feed them real well if she gives me enough milk!

She is a FF 1/2 Jersey/ Angus cross that is as tame as they come.  I hope she keeps that attitude once she calves!

cbdale-- I have several other dapples for you!!

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 on: April 24, 2018, 12:32:44 PM 
Started by Julie H - Last post by cbdale
Hey Julie, you can send that dapple my way!!  Yehaw

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 on: April 24, 2018, 11:27:48 AM 
Started by Thordale - Last post by Thordale
http://myshetland.co.uk/first-day-of-training/

First day of the Icelandic horse training clinic in Shetland

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 on: April 24, 2018, 05:26:22 AM 
Started by Julie H - Last post by imalilbirdie
Oh my goodness they are just precious!!!  I could love on me some of those sweet faces for sure.  Too darn cute.

Listen Julie...I had the same bad experience with milk replacers.  I tried one that was 85.00 a bag and it caused Intestinal Distention and that's deadly my friend.  Intestinal Distention first symptom is chronic bloating.  Here's my advise....take them off that milk replacer and use Vitamin D whole milk...at a month old, start adding a little infant baby oatmeal to their milk.  I start with a 1/4th of an ounce and work my way up to a full ounce in every bottle.  You will see them grow like weeds, and do extremely well.  I have never went back to milk replacers.  I never had good luck with it. 

Maybe reduce the amount you're feeding and go to every 4 hours.  Not sure how old they are, but smaller meals more often will help reduce the bloating aspect.  Bloat can be really bad for these babies when that starts becoming chronic. 

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 on: April 23, 2018, 02:44:11 PM 
Started by Thordale - Last post by Thordale
http://myshetland.co.uk/the-first-photos/

Packing everything but the kitchen sink

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 on: April 23, 2018, 01:48:04 PM 
Started by Julie H - Last post by Julie H
This is my first time feeding my babies milk replacer.  They lost their mother at about 4 days old and I put them on replacer right away.  I have always had a cow in milk when I needed to bottle feed and my current cow is not due till June, so my issue is:

Occasional bloating.  The doeling has been affected most often, but her brother had his first time yesterday afternoon.  I usually put a little baking soda in a small syringe, add warm water and drench.  It takes care of it and by the next feeding they are always ready to eat.  I am using all milk protein replacer--no soy.

I feed 12oz at   6:30 am,  11:30am,   3:00pm and 8:30 PM  they are eating hay, pasture and what grain they can get and are 5 weeks old now.   Sometimes I put a pinch of baking soda in the bottle but didn't know if I can or should do that in every bottle.  I really wish I had fresh cows milk as I think they do so much better.  If I can get my cow milking , I sure will switch them over  Smiley


The Doe LAINA--  ( She is standing a bit hunched) it was cold & windy the day my daughter took these pictures.





Buck LUKE

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 on: April 21, 2018, 06:12:18 PM 
Started by Jan - Last post by nancy d
Oh the trouble they can get into & still make it. Even more so when it is human error & they survive!

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 on: April 21, 2018, 04:51:35 PM 
Started by Jan - Last post by dragonlair
My Lamancha buck has 2 huge scurs. One of them did the same thing last summer that your girls horn did. I sprayed it with blukote and then just left it alone. It a remarkably short time, horny scar tissue grew over the stump and now you really can't tell the difference.

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 on: April 21, 2018, 01:53:58 PM 
Started by Jan - Last post by Julie H
I had a young doe get twisted in the fence and pull the sheath off her horn.  I used vetrycin spray gel , as I just could not keep it wrapped. That seemed to keep a somewhat protective covering over it and helped with flies.  She was very cautious with where she put her head.    It bled like a son of a gun,  but it did harden up and now at 7 she has grown almost as much horn as on the other side.  It does curve differently, but she  has lived with my herd from the start.

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