- Apr 24, 2007
We have a little heifer calf that we are having to bottle feed and I am lost so I need some advise. The calf is a week old today we brought her in last thursday when I relized that she was not nursing at all. We gave her a shot of multi vitimans and on thursday she drank half a bottle of colostrum and the next day she took a whole bottle but it took her all day, then on Sat. she drank a whole bottle in the morning. We still keeping her with her mother and I thought that her mothers udder looked a little smaller later that day and she was refusing the bottle so I assumed that maybe she nursed. Sunday she refused the bottle all day and we weighed her and she weighed 73lbs. Today she came running to us and appeared sunk in so and the mothers udder was huge. So I fixed a bottle and she took it but only drank one pint. She took another pint and half today so for today she has had 2 1/2 pints. She is active and appears healthy. How much should she be eating at a feeding? When can she start eating grain? Should I vaccinate her now? She I still keep her with her mother? Also do you think she would take to another cow? She ahs not taken any intrest in mothers udder today so I don't know if she would try nursing a cow that was not her mother. Sorry this is so long but I am clueless!! ???