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Oh NO Niece found a baby deer and brought it home!!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by I have WHAT in my yard?, May 18, 2009.

  1. I have WHAT in my yard?

    I have WHAT in my yard? Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 24, 2008
    Eggberg, PA
    Please advise! I don't think she should have touched it, but now that it has been what to do next?

    We are in a suburban area no nearby extension office......


    Help!
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Gosh call the Forestry Department or Animal Control. They will know what to do with it. Poor thing!
     
  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    [​IMG] ooh no! i dont know what to tell you! i hope someone chimes in quick! [​IMG]
     
  4. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    How little are we talking? Does she remember where she got it from? I would suggest taking it back to where she found it.
     
  5. StrawberryHouseMouse

    StrawberryHouseMouse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2009
    Cleveland, Tennessee
    Ive raised baby deer before. I suggest getting cow milk from your local feed store, warming it and feeding it to the deer with a bottle. Just feed it the same way you would a cow or goat. They are closely related to goats. So if you have goat milk that would be better.


    However the BEST option to do is take it to your local wildlife office and give it to them. They have people that are paid to know how to care for the animals and they have the time to do so since its thier job. After a deer gets so old, it can become very dangerous to have around the house. Expecially if its male.
     
  6. HeatherLynn

    HeatherLynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know the wildlife rehab lady down the street bottle feeds the deer turned in to her with goats milk. Can buy at Walmart. Might help the poor thing make it till you can find some help with this problem. Might even call your local police. They might have the number of a wildlife rehab facility.
     
  7. I have WHAT in my yard?

    I have WHAT in my yard? Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 24, 2008
    Eggberg, PA
    It looks to be about a week or so old. It doesn't seem to have any fight to it at all. It is supposed to be freezing tonight.

    She knows where it came from - will the mom take it if she returns it? Or is the damage already done?


    No one is open! I called forestry conservation and wildlife and the county extension office all closed!
     
  8. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    You could try and see. Deer leave their babiess for short periods, so the mother could still be around.
     
  9. turney31

    turney31 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2008
    palestine texas
    You have to stimulate its little privates to help it go potty.
     
  10. StrawberryHouseMouse

    StrawberryHouseMouse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2009
    Cleveland, Tennessee
    I wouldnt worry about putting it outside if its suppose to get freezing out. Ive seen does with babies in winter. Just walking around in the snow like it wasnt a big deal.
     

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