|Posted on Tuesday, December 19, 2000 - 06:57 am: |
I would like to start a deer farm, but I don't have the land right now. I have read here several times of having deer boarded on an existing farm, and was wondering what the average cost of boarding a deer would be.
|Posted on Tuesday, December 19, 2000 - 09:11 am: |
Go to our Farm Directory and find deer farmers in your state or province. Call the nearest ones (after all, you will want to visit "your" deer) and ask them about boarding. Visit the farms to satisfy yourself that they are well run and that your animals will have the room, facilities and care that you would provide them if they were yours.
If you are planning to buy and board, be sure you have a contract clearly outlining the rights and obligations of each party.
|Posted on Tuesday, December 18, 2001 - 02:19 pm: |
On the subject of boarding deer. I would like to find someone to raise my buck fawns. Either taken from doe or after I bottle feed up to 4 yr olds. Has anybody done this and would know a rate. I would go with a feeding and boarding rate or keep interest in them. Would 1/2 price of shooter buck price be fair?
|Posted on Tuesday, December 18, 2001 - 06:00 pm: |
I boarded a few deer this past year and it has worked out ok. You can charge either a per diem or a interest in the deer or next yr. fawns. I did not bottle feed the fawns but I am sure if the money is right anything is possible.
|Posted on Wednesday, December 19, 2001 - 11:11 am: |
creeker, I had a partner when I started and his views and mine ended up being different so I bought him out,then had a guy buy into mine last year that was a head ache,he always wanted to be even in his pocket right off the back, well you have to invest and let them grew up for a nice return, I ended up buying him out too.
As far as letting someone raise yours, will you hold him responcible for a death, or someone cutting his fence, dogs, if something happens, will you guys remain friends if all goes south! What about adding on? hope you think about it and hope all works out for you. merry christmas!