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SeaJ    Posted 10-21-2003 at 22:58:32       [Reply]  [Send Email]
How is everyone? Seems like forever since I've been online. My puter died on me and just finally got a new one. Now I have to figure it out since I am used to the old one. Since I've been away we have gotten a new bull calf. He is precious. He's 3 months old but is sooo small. Don't look he's growing either but thats ok. He's just going to be a pet for us I think. He is a rescue. And this time it was G that had to have him. hahaha. I hope everyone is doing good. I'll be back on now and checking in when I can.


rhudson    Posted 10-22-2003 at 11:43:23       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi SeaJ,

have you weighed the calf to see if its making weight gains? whatcha feeding him?


SeaJ    Posted 10-22-2003 at 15:11:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
Nope haven't weighed him. But he's not quite as big as my 125lb goat. And he eats GOOD. We've wormed him and had the vet check him and he did say that his growth was stunted. Maybe he'll be a miniature. lol. Since we have never raised a calf (always left them with their moms)we did ask what to feed and we ended up getting him some calf creep feed, don't remember what kind, but he wouldn't touch it. But he loves the mixed grain we feed the horses. Vet said long as he wasn't having trouble chewing it and it didn't have alot or whole corn in it it was ok. Although the calf feed does have more calcium ofr his little growing bones. When we first got him all he did was lay around. He's gotten pretty feisty here lately though. Guess he feels better and is getting used to it here. When we first got him, the lady we bought hi from was really selling him because he wouldn;t eat and she was afraid he would starve. He was depressed. She had anothe calf with him that she was bottle raising and they were buddied up. Anyway, the other calf died suddenly (bloat she said) and since then this little guy wouldn't eat and barely moved around. But he's doing pretty good here.


rhudson    Posted 10-22-2003 at 16:14:28       [Reply]  [Send Email]
well, if you kept him living this far, you've done a good job.. the first hours and days are critical. did the vet say anything about (forgive my spelling) colostrium milk? i wonder if missing his mothers first milk has anything to do withs it stunted growth.

he's probably at the age and weight that it starting to hurt when he steps on your toes. good luck.


SeaJ    Posted 10-22-2003 at 23:19:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
The vet didn't say anything about colostrum but considering he was about 3 months old when we got him it was a little late for that and we really don't know how he was raised when he was first born. But he's still so small he don't hurt too bad when he steps on your toes. lol. Now he seems to think that my leg is a good place to rub and scratch his head. lol. He likes to lick too. Worse than a cat tongue. haha. I never knew cows had a rough tongue like that.


KellyGa    Posted 10-22-2003 at 04:08:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
Good to see ya around, glad you got a new computer. Hubby wants one, always wants a new one every few years, I say wait til this one breaks, cause it will. :) Have a good un!


deadcarp    Posted 10-22-2003 at 02:51:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
morning seaj - glad you have a new unit - they're bigger & faster aren't they? i bumped mine from 1.5 to 3 gigs of memory, that one smoked so they have me 60 gigs - don't think i'll ever take that many pictures. (i started in the net with a 2nd-hand piggybacked 386 - that's like going from a bic to a forest fire! :)



SeaJ    Posted 10-22-2003 at 15:03:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
I love this one. I was used to clicing the internet connection and walking off to go do something and come back to see if I'm online yet. This thing...wow...I clicked the connection and started wacthing tv and all of a sudden it says "welcome" I was already on. And it talked to me. hahahaha. This one is 80GBI love it. I have my built in card reader to upload my digital pics. I need to get outside and take some pics so I can try it out. lol.


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