I got a baby bull calf (NOW WITH PICTURE)

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by dfunnyfarm, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. dfunnyfarm

    dfunnyfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got a 4 day old bull calf last night, for FREE. He is such a cute little thing. I tried to post pictures but I have encountered problems. ( I don't understand how to load them). He was bought by a couple who's cow lost her calf and she rejected him. They didn't want to mess with bottle feeding and now he has the scours. We started him on electolites and milk replacer. From what I can tell he has never drank from a bottle and it is really messy feeding him. We havn't got him to take much at any one time, but we just go out every couple of hours and try again. He was trying to buck and play this morning when we went out. He was very happy to see us. Hopefully we will get him well before long and he will be very happy.[​IMG]
     
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  2. CrazyChickieMama

    CrazyChickieMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah yeah yeah! I so want cows, but not where we live. Congrats on the new addition!!! [​IMG]
     
  3. okiehen

    okiehen Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. CrazyChickieMama

    CrazyChickieMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    why oh why with the picture in the post thing......[​IMG] I've already convinced my hubby we need goats....maybe a mini-cow wouldn't be much of a stretch!!![​IMG]
     
  5. iajewel

    iajewel Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 22, 2008
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  6. ODS-n-ENS FARM

    ODS-n-ENS FARM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    AWWW He is adorable!!!!
     
  7. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Raising a calf is so fun. Just be careful not to make too much of a pet out of him because he will be huge as an adult and still think he's small.

    I have a heifer calf that is 10 months old that I bottle fed and she tries to play with me. It's funny, but very, very scary because she doesn't realize how big she is.
     
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  8. Chicken Fruit

    Chicken Fruit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2009
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    try some raw goats milk on him, it'll clear up the scours.

    He's purty. I bet he'll taste good or make a nice ox! Or just a half ton bovine pet... lol.
     
  9. rooster0209

    rooster0209 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 7, 2008
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    We raise cows. Keep the calf hydrated with electrolytes and he will need antibiotics to fight the infection that is causing the scours. The bacteria from the scours will stay in the ground, so try and keep his pen clean.

    There are pails with nipples on them, use those instead of a bottle (if that is what you are using).

    call your vet and get some info on what you will need to treat him. You can buy most of the antibiotics at farm stores...TSC, Fleet Farm, Southern Ag..etc

    Good luck with him. Babies calves are sooo sute
     
  10. Cyberbmxer

    Cyberbmxer Out Of The Brooder

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    I am on my 5th baby calf in the last year. I put the milk replacement in a bucket. Never use bottles. Feed milk replacement in the morning and evening. I also give them a scoop of 16% course grain in the evening. They are lots of fun. You will be amazed at how fast they grow. good luck and enjoy!
     

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