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post #11 of 15 Old 02-09-2013, 03:20 PM
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Hamish is so adorable :) I'm glad he's settling in nicely!
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post #12 of 15 Old 02-09-2013, 03:44 PM
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He is the cutest thing I've ever seen! (Erm, excluding human babies of course...right....hehe)
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post #13 of 15 Old 02-09-2013, 04:40 PM
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Treat him like you would a wild 2 month old foal... Sit with him, give him grain/pellets from a bucket that you're holding. It's a slow process. We bought 9 yearling heifers that were wild. They would come in for their chop (ground grain), but then would take off! My sister and I worked hard with buckets of chop and curry combs. Eventually we were riding them. LOL! Now days we don't bother taming anything we don't have to milk. BTW, if you aren't planning on using him as a bull... well, same deal as you would with a stud colt.
Best of luck! He's at that stage of so ugly he's cute!
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He is really cute.

Be careful with alfalfa if he has never had any. Calves like him can really get the scours and can be really hard to dry up.
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post #15 of 15 Old 02-10-2013, 12:35 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks Cherie! I'll be mixing it with some grass hay from our big bales, then, as I'm pretty sure he's not had alfalfa before. I definitely don't want to deal with scours!
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