Getting the flock out of here - a diary of a crazy chicken man

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ozexpat, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. tbmorgan

    tbmorgan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So am I. Go figure. Howdy, neighbor! I am less than 10 min. away from you, Tomtommom.
     
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  2. tbmorgan

    tbmorgan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am honestly very surprised that there are so few donkeys there! I would have thought there would be many, seeing as they are such easy keepers and great little workers!
     
  3. tbmorgan

    tbmorgan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe you should stick a donkey in your golf bag next time...;)
     
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  4. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller Premium Member

    Oh they are lovely very nice...

    Here is the cutest video of Lancelot....
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    Its amazing how much you can do in hand without being able to ride. Apparently he was bought as a companion and needed a job.... Little did they know.

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  5. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller Premium Member

    When you go for harness you will probably want to go with a breast collar the kind that can be hooked for a team. Donkeys and mules need special fitting for Regular collars and hames. Though there is a harness maker in North Carolina that specializes in Donkey and Mule Collars. Their necks are shaped differently than a hoirse and need a bit more padding in certain areas. I can dig up the link for you if you want.

    I trained my girl with a collar and one time a friend tried to have her pull a heavy tire with just a breast collar the ONLY time i ever saw my mare quit.

    I got to ride tandem once.... Riding my gelding and driving my girlfriends horse.... It was awesome.... Only once... I have seen people jump this way.

    Sorry guys I slipped off the subject Flash backs of my younger years....

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  6. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    the tropics and mud dont really make a work environment for donkeys.

    the caribao is the beast of burden

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    and in dryer spots

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  7. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    Motza

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  8. joannefiddler

    joannefiddler Chillin' With My Peeps

    Congratulations Oz! She is one lucky water buffalo to be moving to the Oz plantation! I'm sure Bernie is truly thankful for his position with you guys. Look at the incredible husbandry experience he's getting. You have changed his life forever. Well done [​IMG]
     
  9. Tomtommom

    Tomtommom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Too funny!
     
  10. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    Bernie has quite the menagerie to look after.

    He will leave the house at 4am Tuesday morning and go goat shopping. We will sell off our current buck as both our girls are pregnant and we will be buying two more that are. pregnant. We can start looking for a cheap Anglo-Nubian cross buck slowly.
     

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