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Guard Donkey Protects Chickens From Stray Dogs

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Cowboy_Shamblin, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. Cowboy_Shamblin

    Cowboy_Shamblin In the Brooder

    Aug 15, 2010
    Elk City
    Packs of stray dogs have been running down the roads near me. I was afraid they would get into my chicken rabbit or goat pens so I bought a donkey. The donkey is doing a terrific job so far. He chases the stray dogs for a quarter mile, but leaves my corgi's alone.
  2. Baymule

    Baymule Songster 8 Years

    Jul 1, 2010
    Northeast Texas
    Donkeys naturally hate varmits, but are smart enough to know that your dogs "belong". Is your donk a standard or miniature? Minis are subject to being overcome by dogs and chewed up or killed. Even a standard can be killed by a attacking pack, so be careful. Have your rifle ready to give him some back up SSS. My standard donk charges tresspassing dogs and puts them on the run. My mule hates 'em too.

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