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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by keeperofthehearth, Feb 8, 2009.
You don’t have a predator problem? Mine wouldn’t stand a chance if I left them out over night.
I've lost 3 muscovy in 20 years to coyote, and one was killed by a hawk. We have donkeys that help with predator protection as well as my hunting husband. I can always tell when something has been coming around as the muscovy will suddenly refuse to leave the shed. They are very smart. Being able to fly away helps too, at least for the hens. All my chickens are free range too.
That’s amazing I love donkeys I have read they make great guardians .
They can be hit and miss sometimes, but in general they keep stuff away. I doubt I could free range without them as the woods around here have lots of coyote living in them.
A lot of farms have donkeys protecting Cattle and goats and sheep around here.
My donkeys have stomped a goat who got into their pasture, he's partially paralysed on one side. I also have to watch my dogs as they will go after them. I also think they stomped a muscovy drake years ago and killed him. I've seen them chase feral cats out of the pasture, and my husband saw them grazing right beside a coyote hunting mice. So they aren't always correct in their choices, but they definitely have saved more than they haven't.
Wow interesting. Sounds like you’ve had them for quite awhile?
The mom donkey is 31. I adopted her from the adopt a burro program 30 years ago. Her boys are 21 and 22, so we have been together a long time.
They are so pretty! Such a pretty place you have there. That’s sounds old for mama donkey?
She is struggling to keep weight on these days as she's missing a few teeth. Donkeys can live into their 40's but generally 30's is a good life. She's still feisty. We will see how it goes for her.