Raising bottle fed animals on your homestead is fun for all involved. There is no animal quite as affectionate as one that thinks it is part of the family. There are many reasons why you may choose to raise a baby animal on the bottle. Often the mother is unable to care for the baby herself. In some circumstances the baby is taken from the mother to allow the mother to do another duty. In every case it takes time & effort to raise an animal on the bottle, but the rewards are definitely worth it.
We have raised calves, kittens & many lambs successfully on a bottle. While every type of animal is different, there are some generalities that apply no matter what kind of animal you choose to bottle feed.
(And see some cute pictures of some of our babies)