Ok. We have mini donkey gelding, he is a registered paint. We have had him about a year and a half, he will be two in September. We had three but sold the two jennys last winter. So here is the problem. He is the oddball at the farm. We don't have a lot of land to give him a large spot, or even a spot of his own. So he has been in either a stall and very small run or with the goats. One problem, he is mean to the goats. Last September, I heard Stella screaming, so I rushed over and Buckaroo [donkey] had the skin on Stellas back in his mouth! He was biting her! So I gave him a whack, and seperated him for a while. While in the stall he stomped one of my precious chickens to death! While, we kept him there through kidding season, so he wouldn't kill the kids. Now the kids are like 4 months old. We had Buckaroo in one of the horse pastures for a while too. So now we put him back in with the goats and he was fine for a few days. Yesterday we were coming home from a bring your horse birthday party of a friend of mine. When we came home, we were kind of scared that Sonny may have tried to break out of his horse stall. So when we came home, we heard VERY loud screaming. Like something was being killed. So I ran like Lance Armstrong [wait that makes no sense oh well] up the hill, and was shocked to see Buckaroo biting and stomping on on of my goats!!!!!!!!!!!! The goat was on the ground, I thought DEAD. I yelled and he let go, the goat got up,it was Cealey, a nubian cross yearling, a pet. I started crying. I rushed in the barn, she was fine. Although I felt like blowing the donkey's brains out, I moved him in with the horses [who cares if he is killed] for the night, as he was NOT staying with the goats. He is fine, and is actually KICKING the horses, althought he is only, what, 1/10 the size of them. He is for sale, and has been for a while, like months. We paid $600 for him from a breeder, and can't get $350 for him. [Hay and feed prices] So he is most likely staying around for a while. Today I looked at Cealey, and her whole neck is SWOLLEN HUGE, but she is fine. Why is the donkey acting like this? He has tried to kick at us before. And is slightly hard to catch, but with grain is easy. BTW, he was raised since day one with goats, as his breeder raised pygmys. We heard ungelded jacks can be aggressive, so we had him gelded, and I watched, and TRUST ME HE IS GELDED. We got him to protect the goats, and he is going to kill them. What is wrong with our donkey?
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