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I have a calf that is a month and about 2 weeks and I dont know how much alafa hay he is supposed to have? Thanks
 

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I would offer a finer stem soft hay and free choice. If your alfalfa finer stemmed great. Also a calf starter grain. :) Good luck! Raising bottle calves can be so much fun! :)
 

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Ok. I think he is skinney. He doesnt like the alfalfa hay. But will eat timothy hay. Can I try to mixes? Or just strait timothy hay
 

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Is the alfalfa you have big stemmed?
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Try to get a fine stemmed alfalfa hay, he needs the protein and calcium in it for growth. I'd leave the grass hay free choice as others said, and give a serving of alfalfa hay twice a day.

Calves need the nutrients from the alfalfa, but roughage from the grass for rumen development.
 
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