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New bottle babies

Postby GoddessL8n » Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:48 pm

Hello all. I am new to bottle babies. I just picked up a 10 day old a 15 day old and a 21 day old, all Bulls. I was told by the lady I picked them up from that I should keep them separate so that they do not nurse on each other's umbilical cord area. How long do I need to keep them separated from each other?
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Re: New bottle babies

Postby wbvs58 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:22 am

I don't think it would be the end of the world if they were all in together now but see what other people think.

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Re: New bottle babies

Postby Craig Miller » Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:10 am

I agree
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Re: New bottle babies

Postby GoddessL8n » Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:41 am

Thank you for your input. That is what I was thinking as well.
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Re: New bottle babies

Postby Romoidinut » Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:09 pm

It will not be long. If your child does not have any problems, you will soon find out. I understand you, I know you fight like you.
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Re: New bottle babies

Postby farmerjan » Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:54 pm

I run all my bottle babies together. They will try to suck each other some, but usually it is not a big deal. I do try to keep them separate for about a half hour to an hour when they are less than 2 weeks old so they quit the immediate need to suck after finishing their bottle. If you can get them to drink out of a bucket, they tend to want to suck each other much less. By 2 weeks, mine are already trying the feed in the bunk with the "bigger" calves. I like having them somewhat co-mingle as the littler ones copy the older ones. So they are nosing feed and hay and water drinking sooner.
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Re: New bottle babies

Postby Bigfoot » Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:02 pm

Romoidinut wrote:It will not be long. If your child does not have any problems, you will soon find out. I understand you, I know you fight like you.


Well said.
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Re: New bottle babies

Postby Lazy M » Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:16 pm

Romoidinut wrote:It will not be long. If your child does not have any problems, you will soon find out. I understand you, I know you fight like you.

Words to live by
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