Worst month ever!

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Re: Worst month ever!

Postby Nesikep » Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:54 am

Here's my orphan and his adopted brother.. he doesn't get any special attention.. I have seen his adopted mother give him a little lick once in a while.. I would give him cubes or treats but I'd get run over by all the rest of them
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It sucks, but the bright side is the calves are doing alright!
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Re: Worst month ever!

Postby MRRherefords » Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:56 am

TCRanch wrote:R.I.P. Bella. Didn't make it as long as I had hoped but her calf is doing great, as is my other orphan.

Sorry to hear she didn't make it. Hope the two calves do great for you.

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Re: Worst month ever!

Postby TCRanch » Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:48 pm

Nesikep wrote:Here's my orphan and his adopted brother.. he doesn't get any special attention.. I have seen his adopted mother give him a little lick once in a while.. I would give him cubes or treats but I'd get run over by all the rest of them
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It sucks, but the bright side is the calves are doing alright!

He looks great! Well, they both do. Mine do get cubes - I'm pretty adept giving a side shot to a cows nose with my elbow :). LB with her buddy, Rocky the Raccoon.
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Windy is the one whose mama got struck by lightning. She's pretty aggressive and robs off any cow that will let her.
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Re: Worst month ever!

Postby Nesikep » Thu Jul 13, 2017 4:17 pm

They look good!.. My cows will pay absolutely no heed to anything short of a baseball bat or hot shot if there's goodies to be had... The adopted momma especially is keen for them. Her own calf definitely gets most of the milk, and he really doesn't seem to suffer from having a thief.. Chester the orphan isn't a bold guy, he lost his mum at a week old.. he only nurses if the other one is there, which means he misses a lot of meals too, or gets stuck literally sucking hind teat.

We just started to get raccoons in the area.. Danggit they're cute and smart, but sooo destructive.. Neighbors saw a bald eagle dive from a mile high into the field and pick one up though!
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Re: Worst month ever!

Postby TCRanch » Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:45 pm

Coons are the bane of our existence around the barnyard. One got shut inside the workshop last weekend and literally destroyed it. She now sleeps with the fishes. Since then we set a trap and we're up to 5 more coons and 1 possum. Couldn't bring myself to shoot Rocky but the party is now over, no more cubes for him.

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Re: Worst month ever!

Postby slick4591 » Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:02 pm

Hate the bad luck you're having. I'd like to say I've had my share, but I know there's always a tomorrow.
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Re: Worst month ever!

Postby kerley » Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:13 pm

Ouch, that hurts, sorry for your loss.


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