Our product is supported and used by these veterinarians:

  • Dr. Clifford Shipley, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois
  • Dr. John & Dr. Karen Helmers, Greencastle Veterinary Clinic
  • Dr. Gregg Veneklasen, Timber Creek Veterinary Clinic
  • Dr. James Cohagan, Muddy Creek Veterinary Services
  • Dr. Bob Rosebrock, Rosebrock Veterinary Clinic
  • Dr. Lori Cook, BDRL Whitetails

Mixing and Feeding Instructions

Our product is a quality science-based nutritional producted developed by Dr. James Drackley of University of Illinois. Dr. Drackley is a recognized leader specializing in ruminants and milk replacers. An actual sample of doe's milk was analyzed by the University of Illinois and closely matched to doe's milk.

Our product is sold in a 20 lb. rectangular plastic pail with a hinged lid. Each bucket will have a lot#, ingredient declaration, typical analysis, expiration date, shelf life declaration and mixing and feeding instructions. Use
product before the expiration date. Product must be stored in a cool dry place.

3 Times Daily Feeding Schedule

AgeFeedings & AmountMixing ratio
water to powder
Powder (oz)Water (oz)Total (oz)
Birth to 1 week3 feedings each 5.0 oz3:13.7511.2515
1 week – 2 weeks3 feedings each 6.0 oz3:14.513.5018
2 weeks – 3 weeks3 feedings each 8.0 oz3:16.018.0024
3 weeks – 4 weeks3 feedings each 9.33 oz3:18.02128
4 weeks – 5 weeks3 feedings each 10 oz3:17.0022.5030
5 weeks – 6 weeks3 feedings each 11 oz3:17.5024.7533
6 weeks – 8 weeks3 feedings each 12 oz3:18.2527.0036
8 weeks – 11 weeks2 feedings each 16 oz3:19.0024.0032
11 weeks – 12 weeks1 feeding 16 oz3:18.0021.3316

Alternative 4 Times Daily Schedule

AgeAge (In Days)Feedings & AmountTotal (oz)
Birth to 3 days0-34 feedings each 4 oz16
Week 14-74 feedings each 4.5 oz18
1 week – 2 weeks8-144 feedings each 5.0 oz20
2 weeks – 3 weeks15-214 feedings each 6.0 oz24
3 weeks – 4 weeks22-284 feedings each 7.0 oz28
4 weeks – 5 weeks29-353 feedings each 11 oz33
5 weeks – 7 weeks36-493 feedings each 12.0 oz36
7 weeks – 9 weeks50-633 feedings each 14.0 oz42
9 weeks – 11 weeks64-772 feedings each 16.0 oz32
11 weeks – 12 weeks78-841 feedings each 16.0 oz16
12 weeks85WEAN

– Fawn should have as much of mother's colostrum (first milk) as possible on the first day of life. Initial colostrum feeding should occur as soon as possible after birth. Use cow's colostrum if dam's colostrum is not available.

– Clean all feeding utensils and equipment after each feeding. Rinse first in lukewarm water, then wash with detergent in hot 160 degree F water. Rinse thoroughly with clean hot water. Invert to dry and store feeding bottles.

– One 20-lb. pail feeds one fawn from birth to weaning at 12 weeks based on 8-9 lb. fawn. Amounts fed can be slightly increased for larger fawns or decreased for smaller fawns as necessary.

We highly recommend that you use ADM Fawn Starter Pellets when fawns are 1 week of age.

View ADM Starter Pellets >

Mixing Directions

Mix 1 part milk replacer powder to 3 parts warm water (parts refers to a volume measurement, which can be cups, ounces, tablespoons, etc.). Water should be at 110-120 degrees F and mix using wire whip. Feed immediately. Mixed milk replacer can be stored for 24 hours in refrigerator. Warm to body temperature before feeding. Discard any unused mixed milk replacer after 24 hours.

Fawn Milk Replacer

Ingredients: Dried Whey Protein Concentrate, Dried Whey, Animal and Vegetable Fat (Preserved with BHA and BHT), Dried Whey Product, Lecithin, Dicalcium Phosphate, DL-Methionine, Calcium Carbonate, Copper Sulfate, L-Lysine, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Choline Chloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate, [Sodium Propionate, Potassium Sorbate, Calcium Propionate (Preservatives)], Ferrous Sulfate, Cobalt Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Magnesium Oxide, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, Sodium Silico Aluminate, Sodium Selenite, Artificial Flavor.

Guaranteed Analysis

Crude protein, not less than33.0%Calcium, not less than1.0%
Crude fat, not less than30.0%Calcium, not more than1.50%
Crude fiber, not more than0.15%Phosphorus, not less than0.85%
Moisture, not more than5.0%Selenium, of min0.3 ppm
Ash, not more than9.0%Vitamin A, of min20,000 IU per lb
Vitamin E, of min50 IU per lbVitamin D5,000 IU per lb


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