Meet the newest member of the Ozfarmer farm! His name (for now) is Choccie (coz he is chocolate box cute!). He was born sometime on Tuesday and is one of twins. We came home from work to find him being beaten up badly by his mum: literally picked up and tossed onto the ground. We can only surmise that his twin sister was born shortly after him as he was partly cleaned up and mum hasn't had time to bond with him so doesn't recognise him as hers: he sure recognised her though and has a very close bond with his sister. We tried all the tricks we know to get Button (mum) to accept him. The placenta was nowhere to be found so in its absence we put her nose right up to his bum but no reaction; we tried several times to restrain her so he could feed: he managed a little bit of milk with some colostrum but she reactly VERY violently against it and was virtually impossible to restrain without fear of hurting her or him.. So instead we are bottle feeding him: in the first week it's 4 - 5 times per day and he is starting to learn that that weird tall looking person with the bottle means FOOD!
Joined: Dec 2009 Location: Kempsey, NSW, Australia
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