Alright, folks maybe I'm just panicing---my DH says I am BUT..... We went to the sale barn Sat to obtain bottle calfs for the kids to show at fair and was lucky enough to come home with one(needed two). There was a bad storm the night before the sale and the mother had gotten hurt--her back hoof got split. They were to be sold as calf/cow pair but they decided in the ring that they were going to split them up--I was lucky and my husband understood what was going on and yelled at me--they're auctioning that calf! Well, I won at a very good price as far as I'm concerned because once we went to load it, we found out it was a heifer---hee, hee, YEAH! HOWEVER, we haven't had cattle for around 5 years, so I'm a little memory bound and don't remember having so much trouble to get a calf to eat---of course, I've also never had one come off the cow like this little girl. As I said we bought her Sat, tried to feed her when we got home late. She wouldn't have anything to do with it and hasn't really yet. She'll chew on the nipple but that's about it. I've tried the nipple inside her mouth and then squeeze some milk in to give her idea too. I poured some in a feed pan thinking ok, ran loose with mom maybe she will drink from here instead--she did lick up some but maybe only 1 oz. I've seen her drink water and try to munch grass and we put out Manna for her too but it doesn't look to have been touched. I'm thinking she's not real new (maybe 2-3 wks) as the umbilical cord is healed, she weighed 75 pounds and is very stout. She is still wetting and 'pooping' so what might be going on? Any ideas on what else I can do to get this baby to eat as I REALLY don't want to lose this calf --she's a real chance to get started again. Thanks for all your help!