Miss Scarlett

Discussion in 'Cattle' started by Sfgwife, Sep 25, 2020.

  1. Sfgwife

    Sfgwife Well-Known Member

    Feb 17, 2018
    North Cakalaki
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    I am mixin cow milk, goat milk and replacer for her right now. Soon we will transition to replacer because my girls just do not have enough milk to feed her solely their milks. I only get a half a gallon from the cow of a mornin and jade gifts me 3/4 of a gallon a day. And right now she is drinkin almost a gallon and half a day.
     
  2. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    So cute! I hope she does well for you.
     
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  3. MellonFriend

    MellonFriend Well-Known Member

    Oh my goodness she's adorable! How on earth did you manage a calf in your house?:dazed:
     
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  4. GoofyGoat

    GoofyGoat Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2018
    TEXAS
    Geez girl, you've gone and done it again haven't you lol ;)
    She's adorable! I'm praying she keeps doing well for you and Paul. Looks like you've gotten yourself a free heifer, congrats! :)
    What did your dog say about Paul using his bed for a pillow?
     
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  5. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
  6. Tanya

    Tanya Well-Known Member

    Menoggins what a cute pipsqueeck. Welcome lil scarlet. Grow well and be blessed.
     
  7. Sfgwife

    Sfgwife Well-Known Member

    Feb 17, 2018
    North Cakalaki
    She tried to die on us. So in the house she came for all the time care for a bit. She went back to the barn today lol!
     
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  8. Sfgwife

    Sfgwife Well-Known Member

    Feb 17, 2018
    North Cakalaki

    The dogs coulda cared less hahaha!thy just sniff the things and go not again and walk away. Lol! She is a free martin but that is ok too. We can still love her all the days that she is here! Did you get a new number? I sent a message and didnt hear back the other day. And thought that not like you. Everything good there?
     
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  9. MellonFriend

    MellonFriend Well-Known Member

    Yes, but what about the matter of her pooping? :poop: How did you manage that? :lolgoat:
     
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  10. Sfgwife

    Sfgwife Well-Known Member

    Feb 17, 2018
    North Cakalaki
    Actually it was easier than baby goats in the house. But... Poop and pee... she is only a week old. And there is not a ton of poop yet. Pee... lossa pee lol! So most of the time she needs stimulated to do those. Bit when she would get up we watched her tail... if she held it out she was ready to gooooo. Or we would rub the majikal spots to get her to go. For pee it is under her belly where her teats are and for poop the top of her tail head. The first night we just put a puppy pad behind her. The next day we brought in a two and half gallon bucket. Go on laugh but it worked lol! I laughed so hard when paul did it! But hey it did work. Paul even took the bucket up to the barn today too... said welp we gotta make her do it so might as well keep the bedding clean. Hahahhahaha!
     
  11. Sfgwife

    Sfgwife Well-Known Member

    Feb 17, 2018
    North Cakalaki
    oh oh oh! Tonight after her bottle she tried kickin up her heels! Omg! It was SO SO cute! She always dances after her bottle wantin more but tonight she all about the crazies. We laughed so hard.
     
  12. Tanya

    Tanya Well-Known Member

    Baby cows are very entertaining. Especially if they feel the love. I love the fact you gave her a chance
     
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  13. GoofyGoat

    GoofyGoat Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2018
    TEXAS
    All good here. Sent you a message so let’s see if it works. Way to be a happy baby Missy :)
     
  14. Moers kiko boars

    Moers kiko boars Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2018
    Oklahoma
    Oh what a nice heifer! Long legged little girl! Soooooo cute! You guys are AWESOME!
    Just watch for the buckets....don't trip:haha:
     
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  15. Sfgwife

    Sfgwife Well-Known Member

    Feb 17, 2018
    North Cakalaki
    Lol! Right after she does the necessities it gets dumped. But tonight she went to a small part of the pasture. Eep!
     
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  16. Goats Rock

    Goats Rock Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    NE Ohio
    Best of luck to you!
    Not every heifer twin to a bull calf is a freemartin. You may luck out and have a real girl!
    She sure is cute!
     
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  17. Sfgwife

    Sfgwife Well-Known Member

    Feb 17, 2018
    North Cakalaki
    Miss scarlett is doin GREAT! The last pic was... are you comin to feed me peasant.

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  18. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member