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Forum: Around the Campfire 04-05-2022, 03:13 PM
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Posted By Chunky
Prayers sent

Prayers sent
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-05-2022, 10:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 559
Posted By Chunky
weak calf update

There is an earlier thread, if you didn't see it. This is an update, for those that said keep us posted.

Calf was born 13 days ago.

The cow and calf were at my friend's place where he has nice...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-02-2022, 07:52 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,701
Posted By Chunky
I read up some on Mastitis, and I donít believe...

I read up some on Mastitis, and I donít believe she has that.

She did not seem tender while milking, milk had no blood or brown spots, or discoloration of her bag. It did seem like she had a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-01-2022, 10:05 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,701
Posted By Chunky
Definitely had an anus, it is using it for sure,...

Definitely had an anus, it is using it for sure, just not much.

I feel like the calf has some issue, it seemed skinner and weaker early on.

I should have taken action a couple of days sooner,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-01-2022, 09:59 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,701
Posted By Chunky
I didnít know this, and I have already done it....

I didnít know this, and I have already done it. Can you explain why?
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-01-2022, 04:07 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,701
Posted By Chunky
My friend is going to run her back in the chute...

My friend is going to run her back in the chute tonight and work her again, you are correct.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-01-2022, 04:06 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,701
Posted By Chunky
No, and they wonít come out. If they do, the...

No, and they wonít come out.

If they do, the fee would be more than the value of the calf.

My bull is currently at the vet in Navasota, over two hours away.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-01-2022, 11:42 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,701
Posted By Chunky
Her bag seemed hard in places. I didnít...

Her bag seemed hard in places.

I didnít know a cow could be too healthy. Yes, I probably over feed my animals.

Yes, we feel like we are in a desperate, nothing to lose at this point...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-01-2022, 10:26 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,701
Posted By Chunky
Update for those interested. Got momma in...

Update for those interested.

Got momma in the chute and milked her, yes she has some bag issues.

Saved the milk.

Calf would not nurse or even take the bottle. We force fed it the milk. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-31-2022, 08:03 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,701
Posted By Chunky
As always thanks again. As I write this,...

As always thanks again.

As I write this, the cow and calf are on the way to my friends house, he has a squeeze chute.

In the morning we are going to milk the mom down and try and force the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-31-2022, 12:12 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,701
Posted By Chunky
Once again thanks for your ideas and suggestions....

Once again thanks for your ideas and suggestions.

My daughter and I spent the whole morning with the cows. We watch for thirty minutes while it tried to nurse. It never really got latched on,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-31-2022, 07:37 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,701
Posted By Chunky
I have milk replacer on hand. I will take...

I have milk replacer on hand.

I will take the advice and pen them.

He never chases her, he just lays down all day and she comes back to him periodically.

Thanks again
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-31-2022, 06:06 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,701
Posted By Chunky
That is the one we are talking about, a few hours...

That is the one we are talking about, a few hours after birth.

I agree under nourished, but, the mystery is the cause and should I try and supplement?
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-31-2022, 06:06 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,701
Posted By Chunky
Her teats are big, I hadn’t really thought of...

Her teats are big, I hadn’t really thought of that.
I think it must be nursing some to have survived this long. Most of my google research says that if they don’t nurse, they will die in 3-5 days. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-31-2022, 05:46 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,701
Posted By Chunky
Her last calf was 11.5 months ago, birth size...

Her last calf was 11.5 months ago, birth size was smallish but not tiny.
A little premature perhaps.

She also was fighting other cows a week before birth, pushing into fences. She is the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-31-2022, 05:41 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,701
Posted By Chunky
Cow people, weak calf help

First, thanks for taking a minute of your time. I always get good advice here and itís appreciated.

For those that donít know me, I have a little place and keep about a dozen cows that I treat...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-14-2022, 11:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 538
Posted By Chunky
Thanks for the answers

Thanks for the answers
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-14-2022, 05:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 538
Posted By Chunky
He said feet but that doesnít make sense. Itís 2...

He said feet but that doesnít make sense. Itís 2 large bedrooms, 3 normal closets, a short hallway, and the stairs.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-14-2022, 04:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 538
Posted By Chunky
Price of new carpet?

Needing new carpet upstairs at home. Price I just got quoted is between 5 and 6 dollars a sq ft.
Itís 104 sq ft total
5100 for grade 1
5500 for grade 2
5900 for grade 3

Is this within...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-19-2021, 07:24 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,757
Posted By Chunky
I have probably read 15 of Kings books. He...

I have probably read 15 of Kings books.

He has great character development, an interesting story, and most of the time a terrible ending!

Take for instance The Stand. A massive paper back....
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-19-2021, 07:16 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,333
Posted By Chunky
Prayers sent

Prayers sent
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-15-2021, 09:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,200
Posted By Chunky
I didnít have any real trouble in Nicaragua, but...

I didnít have any real trouble in Nicaragua, but the people I was meeting advised me to get out of the city and to the coast asap.

While in the city it felt a little dirtier, poorer, than other...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-15-2021, 05:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,940
Posted By Chunky
She was by the hay just now, maybe eating a...

She was by the hay just now, maybe eating a little.

I will keep a close eye on her.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-15-2021, 05:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,200
Posted By Chunky
If you can afford to go out of the country I...

If you can afford to go out of the country I would recommend these.

Quepos Costa Rica. Amazing off shore fishing, decent beach, best zip lines I have done.

Ambrigris Caye Belize. Great...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-15-2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,940
Posted By Chunky
Once again, thanks. Dale you know I am not...

Once again, thanks.

Dale you know I am not a real cattle person and I canít just eat my favorite one. I have 3 steers that need the ax first. [emoji3]
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-15-2021, 01:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,940
Posted By Chunky
Wormed them about a month ago.

Wormed them about a month ago.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-15-2021, 01:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,940
Posted By Chunky
I am putting round bales about every third day. ...

I am putting round bales about every third day. Mixed grass, medium quality (what I could get this year).
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-15-2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,940
Posted By Chunky
Thanks everyone

Thanks everyone
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-15-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,940
Posted By Chunky
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Forum: Around the Campfire 12-15-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,940
Posted By Chunky
Nose appears of normal wetness....

Nose appears of normal wetness. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211215/9dfa098c1016ad66c725f877c508a400.jpg
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-15-2021, 11:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,940
Posted By Chunky
Ok, I can put hands on this cow, but I donít have...

Ok, I can put hands on this cow, but I donít have a squeeze chute, donít think she would tolerate a rectal thermometer.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-15-2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,940
Posted By Chunky
Ears and head up. I try and remove all hay...

Ears and head up.
I try and remove all hay netting, but there is always a chance.
I didnít look that closely at her nose but I will.
I have never taken a cows temp, I will google that.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-15-2021, 11:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,940
Posted By Chunky
She had a calf March 18th last year. I think to...

She had a calf March 18th last year. I think to early for that.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-15-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,940
Posted By Chunky
Cow people, can I trouble you for a quick thought.

I have a cow, about 5 years old, very good animal.

Wouldnít eat today. Just stood by the trough while others ate.
I do feed probably more than I should on a daily basis. She still looks good,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-01-2021, 02:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,736
Posted By Chunky
Love this because it took me just a second. :-)

Love this because it took me just a second. :-)
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-01-2021, 12:18 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,736
Posted By Chunky
I was having lunch with my daughter at Splendora...

I was having lunch with my daughter at Splendora elementary school (Chewís son may have been there as well as they were classmates)
One of the kids told the Why is 6 afraid of 7, because 7 ate 9...
Forum: Traditional 08-12-2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,617
Posted By Chunky
Very sorry to hear this. We shot a lot of 3-D...

Very sorry to hear this. We shot a lot of 3-D together back in the day. I bought a few bows from him. I liked him, he had a good sense of humor.

RIP prayers sent.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-11-2021, 10:51 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,933
Posted By Chunky
I am not saying the guys are wrong, but I use...

I am not saying the guys are wrong, but I use Remedy to kill trees. I ring the trunk at the bottom and it kills them stone dead most of the time. Sometimes they recover.

Use great caution with...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-31-2021, 11:43 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,974
Posted By Chunky
Prayers sent

Prayers sent
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-28-2021, 07:06 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,063
Posted By Chunky
I pay my good, trusted, self directed ranch hands...

I pay my good, trusted, self directed ranch hands $15 per hour.

I would start there.

I have hired about 40 part time helpers over the last 30 years. About 6 were good workers.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-24-2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,743
Posted By Chunky
Just in case you need one more vote. My first...

Just in case you need one more vote.
My first was 2wd
My second is 4wd and would not ever go back. I also would not be without the loader and I like that my Kioti is heavier than some other...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-23-2021, 03:44 PM
Replies: 728
Views: 33,083
Posted By Chunky
Just wanted to say what a great time I had. A big...

Just wanted to say what a great time I had. A big thanks to my bff Buff for inviting me to fish in his boat.

The food and company was outstanding. So nice to see old friends and meet some new...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-12-2021, 04:07 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,755
Posted By Chunky
I posted an update thread, but if anyone comes...

I posted an update thread, but if anyone comes here looking.

He is doing much better, still a slight limp and the last to get to the pens.

He had an abscess with an infection. They gave him...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-09-2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,576
Posted By Chunky
Not really available, but at least itís the dry...

Not really available, but at least itís the dry time of year.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-09-2021, 06:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,576
Posted By Chunky
Thanks again for all the advice and following...

Thanks again for all the advice and following along. I am hopeful now.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-08-2021, 06:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,576
Posted By Chunky
Hurt Bull (update)

I just got him home. The vet said he has abscess/lesion that got infected. They washed and bandaged it. The gave him Banamine and LA300, just like so many have suggested. Now just to wait and see if...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-08-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,755
Posted By Chunky
I donít treat them all like pets, but I admit I...

I donít treat them all like pets, but I admit I do have an attachment to a couple of them.

If I had no choice, and he wasnít full of something, meds, I could eat him. Itís not against my...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-07-2021, 10:17 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,755
Posted By Chunky
I know the smart thing is to get rid of an older...

I know the smart thing is to get rid of an older animal. Bottom line of course it’s the right thing. But, I have gotten soft in my old age. This boy has been so gentle. I bet over 50 people have...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-07-2021, 10:05 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,755
Posted By Chunky
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Forum: Around the Campfire 04-07-2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,755
Posted By Chunky
Here is a pic. Sorry I am slow on the update. It...

Here is a pic. Sorry I am slow on the update. It took us an hour but we got him loaded. Took him to a vet and dropped him off. Have not heard from them, it might be tomorrow as itís first come...
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