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post #61 of 69

I have three minis, a spotted Jack, a Jenny, and 6 month old gelding.  The baby is named Valentine because he has a spot in the shape of a heart on his hip. 

He is a sweet boy, but has more energy than I have ever seen in a Donk.  When he is old enough we will start training he to pull a cart.

 

The chickens are in the pasture with them, and all get along great.  Valentine does however like to herd them from time to time.

post #62 of 69
Mines full of energy as well. Haha
I am the proud owner of: 5 welsummer hens, 4 cuckoo maran hens, 6 australorps (5 hens 1 roo), 10 easter eggers, 3 leghorns (1 roo 2 hens),5 black stars,and 6 jumbo cornish crosses (1 over sized roo and 5 fat girls) 2 dogs, 2 cats,a betta fish, and a few tadpoles.....We kinda run a zoo, i mean farm..

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Mrs.Maran and Majestic..
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I am the proud owner of: 5 welsummer hens, 4 cuckoo maran hens, 6 australorps (5 hens 1 roo), 10 easter eggers, 3 leghorns (1 roo 2 hens),5 black stars,and 6 jumbo cornish crosses (1 over sized roo and 5 fat girls) 2 dogs, 2 cats,a betta fish, and a few tadpoles.....We kinda run a zoo, i mean farm..

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Mrs.Maran and Majestic..
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post #63 of 69

He became so aggressive I had to have him gelded much earlier than I had planed, but he backs to sweet baby boy now. 

post #64 of 69
Mines more playful, but she pushes my horses around something terrible.
I am the proud owner of: 5 welsummer hens, 4 cuckoo maran hens, 6 australorps (5 hens 1 roo), 10 easter eggers, 3 leghorns (1 roo 2 hens),5 black stars,and 6 jumbo cornish crosses (1 over sized roo and 5 fat girls) 2 dogs, 2 cats,a betta fish, and a few tadpoles.....We kinda run a zoo, i mean farm..

R.I.P:
Mrs.Maran and Majestic..
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I am the proud owner of: 5 welsummer hens, 4 cuckoo maran hens, 6 australorps (5 hens 1 roo), 10 easter eggers, 3 leghorns (1 roo 2 hens),5 black stars,and 6 jumbo cornish crosses (1 over sized roo and 5 fat girls) 2 dogs, 2 cats,a betta fish, and a few tadpoles.....We kinda run a zoo, i mean farm..

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Mrs.Maran and Majestic..
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post #65 of 69
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 Originally Posted by DonkeyJac View Post
 
He became so aggressive I had to have him gelded much earlier than I had planed, but he backs to sweet baby boy now.

 

Yeah, I've heard that jack foals start feeling their hormones waayy earlier than you might think; glad you got him gelded before someone got hurt!

 

I don't have any free-ranging poultry now, but I don't remember my mini mule messing with the chickens much. I do remember seeing her try to stomp the ducks, though, and she has always ruled the goats with an iron hoof. She has been known to go after dogs, and has even been seen attacking foxes and raccoons.:hide

post #66 of 69

OK, don't type and try to talk on the phone at same time...errors!

This spring and summer have been so busy.  Wild little donkeys, and broody hens take all your spare much time.

post #67 of 69

oooohhhhh! Miss my donkey! Am actually considering getting another, not  sure if I  will try for a baby or  adult. I got  Eeyore  about 15 years ago to  help keep dogs out of my completely field fenced property that were digging under and  chasing my mare and colt. Worked great. Except  he had been abused (vet said thing they used him as a teaser , as he had scars under chin and was gelded right before I got him and he was 8-12 then.  He also had been foundered probably  , and  suffered with feet problems thereafter. ( I  learned natural trimming and took a year before I could handle his feet  well . He also was a biter and  got him to  quit over time,(90% anyway...) never quite trusted him with total strangers and  learned not to  let him Ever mouth you...  But he had a good life here. just lazing around with 3 or 4 horses. Sadly, I  found him dead near the  barn, not a bruise or mark on him on Christmas day last year. He was at least 25 maybe... don't know what happened...

  Really miss that bray. I am  60 now , but in perfect health and  have a  small mini farm and raise Ducks and Geese, and  have my 20+ yr old arabs... but I miss the  donkey!    Just want to make sure I don't get one with foot problems again.  I only feed hay, some  pasture and only alphalfa oat pellets in winter to  one horse... NO grain!  studied a lot  about  what  sugar does to horses and  donkeys (and hubby Was type 2 Diabetic/Metabolic syndrome and after son in Med school telling us  about  Dr. Fung on  You tube videos, we learned about  going Low Carb diet...and after 15 years hubby lost the  stubborn weight and got off the Meds!)   But I digress...am going to start searching for  another Donk! Being frugal, I may wait till I can find  someone who just wants a good home for a well mannered/healthy one.....it's not the feed and shots , it's the Vet that is the killer to  your pocketbook.)

Mom to:  2  Arabians, a donkey,a Rat terrier, a jack Russel terrier ,a cat. Purebred Penciled, & Gray   Runner ducks,White Breasted Dusky Dutch Hookbill Ducks, Saxony Ducks and Mini-Silkie Ducks: Mini Shetland Geese, Brown Super Africans.
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Mom to:  2  Arabians, a donkey,a Rat terrier, a jack Russel terrier ,a cat. Purebred Penciled, & Gray   Runner ducks,White Breasted Dusky Dutch Hookbill Ducks, Saxony Ducks and Mini-Silkie Ducks: Mini Shetland Geese, Brown Super Africans.
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post #68 of 69
Mine have been pretty healthy, no grain, only grass hay, and scrub pasture, they are still fat, the have cost me nearly nothing except now my Jenny is 29 and she needs her teeth floated and they keep pulling them, we self worm and vaccinate and feet trim, I had a mini that was around 30 and he just dropped dead on day too. Good luck with your search.





Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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post #69 of 69
Betsy is so smug - look at what she won. (We won't tell her she was the only mule, will we?)

Edited by Bunnylady - 11/6/15 at 3:37pm
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