Mini Donks?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by helmstead, Jun 10, 2008.

  1. helmstead

    helmstead Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2007
    Alfordsville, IN
    We're considering a mini donkey jack (we would be gelding him immediately).

    Altho donkeys are equids...I am only familiar with horses and have a feeling there are some big differences.

    Will donkey owners please give some advice? How do they differ from horses? I have heard that they primarily require hay and a little bit of pelleted feed to avoid obesity...is that correct?
     
  2. DuckyBoys

    DuckyBoys Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2008
    Colorado
    They are easy keepers, they are hardy, they don't need pampering, they don't need shoes, they aren't afraid of everything (like a paper bag blowing in the wind) they will kill a coyote, they will chase your dog, they will eat your dog food, they will dig holes in your pasture, they will make a very loud obnoxious EEEEEEEEEEEE-AWWWWWWWWWWW when you come out to give them breakfast, they don't need any grain, they don't need alfalfa (but mine like a half and half mix!) they don't come in out of the rain, they play like children, and last winter they shoveled snow.

    They are funny!

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  3. Maggie3

    Maggie3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh my goodness that is the cutestest face.[​IMG]
     
  4. Blooming chicks

    Blooming chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay Helmstead, I dont know about you, but after Duckyboys description I want one.
     
  5. tricia

    tricia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just made a post asking about goats sheep or pigs, but maybe a donkey is what I need! [​IMG]
     
  6. farmgirlie1031

    farmgirlie1031 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2008
    IA
    I love them. They are too cute but I don't think my neighbors would like me to add that noise to all the roosters I have, all the hogs on the hill, and the cattle down the road. Some days you hear roosters, hogs, horses, and cattle going off at once! Oh what a place. At times I think, "and I thought the city was noisy."
     

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