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FC: Long Antler Ranch | What happens on a deer farm? | Chelsea Long
1: It is amazing to be able to see such beautiful creatures in my own backyard.
2: A mother doe normally has her babies at the end of May. On average, a doe delivers two or three fawns.
3: Doe fawns are bottle fed. We do this to keep them tame.
4: A buck fawn will stay with his mother to be fed. We want the bucks to stay wild.
6: Once the deer reach a certain age, they eat from a trough. There is alfalfa and a grain feed in the trough. They also need a lot of water.
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9: Whitetail deer naturally need a lot of cover, food, and water.
11: Does are raised to be tame. They are not afraid to come up to you and lick you!
13: Bucks drop their antlers around early spring. These bucks are growing their antlers back due to the velvet on their antlers.
14: In the state of Alabama, deer cannot be brought into the state. Breeding is done to better the genetics for the future of whitetail deer raising.
15: When my paw paw passed away, he left land and an inheritance to my dad and his brothers. My nana suggested that they invest the money into something where they could work together. Long Antler Ranch was started six years ago by my papa, dad, and his two brothers. Not only is our deer farm an interest to our family, several new deer farms in our community have started because of our success.