Category Archives: Handy Tips

Does a lone fawn need help? LOOK AT THESE SIGNS to know if the fawn is in danger!






So I know this isn’t about horses… but I thought it would apply (and is important) because so many of us live on rural land.

SIGNS THAT A FAWN NEEDS YOUR HELP.

Mountain View Wildlife Rehabilitation

People that call us and are concerned whether or not they should bring the found fawn in can look at this. My very first question is look at the ears. Are they straight? Or are they crumpled?
If straight , was the deer laying down or standing up?
This year every deer we have taken in has looked like this. The ears are crumpled and the deer was standing up and crying.
The crumpled ear tips mean that the fawn is dehydrated and mom is gone.
The baby needs help!!!
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If you are EVER in question about wether or not you need to help the baby , this is the answer.
If you find one with these crumpled ears , get that baby help!
We always advise if you get the fawn and can’t get it to a rehabilitation facility right away, NEVER feed the fawn ANYTHING but unflavored pedialyte.
We use specialty milks made specific for deer and anything else may proved fatal or create more issues.
As always please donate to your rehab facility as rehabilitation specialists are not paid.
We run strictly on donations or what we pay out of pocket.

If you would like to donate to our facility through product , our amazon wish list link is :

https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3R2KLX6PHLZEO…

If you would like to donate through pay pal , our link is :

https://www.paypal.me/mountainviewwildlife

Our mailing address is :

20 independence Drive
Hazard, KY   41701

And check us out on you tube !
Mountain View Wildlife


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HUBBY MAKES A MISTING FAN FOR HIS GIRL…






OY!  IT IS HOT!

Here is how to make your own (safe) barn misting fan!

*As with any fan, Please make sure your horse cannot get any tail hair anywhere near the fan blades and make absolutely sure that your horse cannot gnaw on any electrical cables.  Keep the fan away and out of reach from your horse!

ORIGINALLY POSTED 8/27/13

HUBBY MAKES A MISTING FAN FOR HIS GIRL…

It is true… I have been a bit busy taking care of Mama Tess and also catching up on all the work I let slip while I was lost in the decision.

But, luckily for MT, Hubby had an idea on how to create a misting fan for her without us spending a huge amount on a Cool Zone fan like she had in her hospital stall.

So, we went to Lowe’s and bought a few ingredients…

A big industrial fan.  (You have to use a high powered fan or else the water doesn’t spray around enough and it soaks the stall…)

A few misting nozzles, some couplers, a hose adapter and misting flexible hose all from the inexpensive mister section.

A garden hose.

That was it.

This was the home-use high powered fan we chose from Lowes.

This was the home-use high powered fan we chose from Lowe’s.

THE MISTING RING

Hubby made a misting ring out of the nozzles and bendable hose.  He then affixed the ring onto the front cage of the fan with zip ties.

He attached the hose to the hose adapter.

We ran an extension cord and the hose.

And we turned it on…

*NOTE:  If you are on well water, we have learned that metal guitar strings will clean out the nozzles nicely.

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The misting ring Hubby created and attached to the front of the fan.

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In this view, you can see the hose adapter.

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Power and water…(She was cool enough to take a long nap.)

A BEAUTIFUL THING!

It was a beautiful thing!  The water shot out in a fine mist and the fan blew it into the air at the perfect ratio of air vs water.  Her stall wasn’t soaked and she sat right in its wake.

She was happy.  I was happy…

I was able to go to work and not worry about her in this heat.

Peace of mind.

Hubby was my hero once again…

You cannot see the mist, but Tess laid down right in front of the cool airflow.

You cannot see the mist, but Tess laid down right in front of the cool airflow.

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The Queen was happy, cool and relaxed!  Hubby to the rescue once again! (The camera did catch some misting drops in the upper right corner of this pic.)

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