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New bottle calves

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hi! im new to this website and bottle calves lol,
so me and my brother purchased 2 angus bottle bulls (that are about 12-16 days old) yesterday and i have some questions
how long should i be bottle feeding them before we start weaning?
and how fast should they be drinking the 2qt bottles?
and we didn't check the weather last night but we got crazy rainstorms and now the cows have crusty eyes is this okay?
and also since we got them they have both been grinding their teeth is this normal?
that's all my questions for now, have a good day everyone.
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Which side of Dallas? It's kind of a big area. :)
"How often — and how much — should you feed your bottle calf? Some folks say to feed one quart twice a day at first. But I prefer to give our calves each one quart three times a day for their first two weeks ... then two quarts twice daily until the fourth month, by which time the young calf should be eating mainly solid food. (See the accompanying "Feeds and Feeding" section near the end of this article.) "

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