- Jun 27, 2005
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Can any one please offer info on caring for an orhaned calf. She was about 1 -2 days old when we found her. Her mother was down(hip lock?) and I was never sure if the calf got any colostrom. She is a fair sized calf(92lbs) and I have been feeding her 2 bottles plus of a calf mix formula. She is red angus and approx 12 - 14 days old. She looks good, balls when she see's me and seems to be in ok health. My question is how long do I need to bottle feed her? Weeks, months????? Also her poop was comparable to dog turds when I first brought her home. Now they are loose like juicy oatmeal. I never had an orhaned calf before, scours or much other problems to deal with. Can she become depressed from being without other cows? Please any info will help.