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Bottle calf! Some say I'm crazy...

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She lost her collar and bell dangitall!
Gave her the ear tag she deserved. Lucky girl...



Sniffing the phone...




She put on a bit of height as well.
I had her penned with the weaners for a bit. Idk if calmed them any or not, but she ate well while she was in there with em anyway.






She wont stay still for a nice picture. All she wants to do is eat or be loved on. Dang pet cow anyway...
 

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How about this hot mess of a "bottle calf"? Except she never was! I'm currently supplementing a calf because his mama has mastitis; treated her but 1 quarter is dead & she's just not producing enough. Anyway, for some reason Big Bertha is allllll about the bottle and begs for any leftovers. Her calf is 6 weeks old and she's a heavy milker - maybe she thinks she's replenishing her supply? I got nuthin'. :)
 
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Haha! That's great!
I dont dare shove a bottle in my cows faces. Then them suckers would be chasing me every time I get a bottle out too! Lolz

I'll have to get a couple new pics of Seven.
Shes smaller than the others from her group but she is kicking right along. Her sister is out on tha wheeet
 

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Good to hear she's doing alright!
I'm finally winning an adoption battle, I put my wheezy calf down last sunday and got the momma to adopt the 2 month old male twin... I think they get along now
 

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She looks great, well done!

And just for kicks, Mercy Me and Nuthin' But Trouble finishing the leftovers. Nope, neither were bottle babies, both have calves on 'em. :lol:


 
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greggy said:
it still cracks me up to think cows want or will drink milk.....

Makes me giggle a lil too!
My luck it would get the cows to nursing each other and then id have a real problem. Lol
Not to mention getting mobbed every time I show up with a bottle for a baby calf...
 

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I have bunch of weaned calves....no way would I walk in a pen or yard with milk, def likey to be bowled down.
 
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Shes getting to be quite brown...
Still loves her man-mom tho.
She loves loves loves having her neck and under her jaw scratched. And the ears! Omg. Like a big ol puppy.
Waiting for that ugly ol wart on her forehead to be gone.

 
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So what makes a person have an almost uncontrollable desire to purchase another bottle calf? This time of year I dont have as many things to do. Still plenty, but just not as many. Maybe I need to feel overwhelmed with responsibility?
I mean it's fun and all, but it costs a bit of money.
Perhaps it's the bond felt when raising a calf from a baby? Perhaps just knowing that your doing a good job? Or the satisfaction that comes from doing a good job? Do you feel loved when you bottle raise a calf?

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