Awwww..... she’s as cute as can be. Darn lucky U found her.But it keeps me from going insane...
Found this lil gal a while back. Turns out my biggest cow had twin heifers and she was left behind. She was very lucky to be found even. I was out on the 4wheeler and just stopped and shut it off. Let out a big moooooo like I sometimes do, and she popped up outta the tall grass. I thought who the heck are you?Mama wanted to name her Lucky.
We settled on naming her Seven
As you can she, she was pretty thin, but had obviously nursed at least once. Colostrum issue worried me, but we pressed on....
The regular milk really made the scours. She had issues getting in and out of her temporary accommodations. Lol
Moving along well tho.
Newest picture. Shes on feed now. About 5 or 6 pounds a day. Seems to be doing well.
I know it takes lots of time. Not so bad if you get things organized and establish a routine tho.
I plan on keeping this heifer just because I can. They really grow on you. The last 2 I've raised have all been sent off down the road for one reason or another.
Questions, comments, and especially other bottle calf stories are more than welcome. Pictures please!
Good to hear she’s eating good. She’s my favorite color!!No pics but...
Almost outta that textured sweet feed grower whatever ya call it.
Shes going on dry pellets from here out.
Funny. I think she prefers it anyway. She picks thru and eats the pelleted feed first. Lol
We had a couple on a small, flatbed trailer we used during the 3 year drought. Pumped water from the lake into each one & hauled it to the pastures without wells. Finally broke down and bought a 1000 gallon tank (which, fortunately, haven't had to use in 4 years).Great idea. Should work great.
I've had one sitting around forever. Finally used it this year. With the drought, we needed to graze hay fields where there wasn't any water supply. We ran black plastic water line, then a hose across road to one of these tanks. Set timer & filled it several times a day. Got us through!