Yesterday Morning had a first time heifer, calf. I found her in the morning with calves feet still about 8 inches in her and the calf dead. She apparently didn't get up after she calved to check things out. That is just a note of interest. Yesterday afternoon another first time heifer, who had been trying to calf for the better part of the afternoon, we ended up pulling ( breech position). She walked away for about ten minutes or so after we got the calf out, then came back and started licking and cleaning it. It was born about 4:00 pm. We watched the pair for an hour or so and the calf didn't get up but was trying with no success. Around 7:00pm we moved them to a stall, I got the little guy up and just kinda stood behind him for support till he got used to his legs. Then I left him go and he stood for 15 minutes or so not walking more than peep-peep steps. My husband checked them at 1:00 am and got him on his feet awhile when he came home from work and said all was well, but we don't know if he ate. If he didn't eat by morning we were going to supplement him with artificial stuff. I found him dead this morning around 6:00am. Now my question after all that rambling. My father in law says he starved to death. Is it possible to starve to death in 10 hrs? We've had others go more toward 24hrs and had to supplement, so I don't think this is true? What do you think!