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Unread February 28th, 2011, 19:16
6mccabes 6mccabes is offline
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Default calf died suddenly

We are just learning about bottle calves. My son started out with a bottle calf for his ffa project in May 2010. His calf was 2 weeks old when we got him. We then bought 3 more one for each of our other children. There was one that we had to feed through atube for awhile then it took off eating on its own and as part pig.He was doing fine was about 5 to 6 months old. He was eating grain. We let him out of the barn yesterday morning, he walked to the corral to eat grain and hay. An hour later our son went to do barn chores and the calf was on the ground with his legs drawn under him and mouning. whithin the hour he died. Any ideas why and should I worry about the other calf he is 10 months old. The other 2 died but someone told us to wean them to early. I feel terrible this was a pet and I am concerned for my sons other calf for school.
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