My 7 yr old's B Day present...............

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by texaschickmama, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2007
    Poolville, TX
    We got him a 6 wk old Jack donkey. He is so cute and sweet. We are working with him everyday and he is halter broke and will already pick up his feet. We do plan on "fixing" him when he is old enough. I eventually want to break him so I can lead him with the kids on him. He is a standard size donkey and cute as a button.

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    He did scrape his nose first day here, but he is fine.
     
  2. Shared Acres

    Shared Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cute! He looks happy!
     
  3. Florida chick

    Florida chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 19, 2008
    How is a 6 week old away from his dam? He is very cute, what is his name?
     
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  4. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    What a lucky 7 year old!
     
  5. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2007
    Poolville, TX
    Quote:We bought him from a guy that said he was ready and had been away from mama, could see her through fence, for a few days and had been eating hay and nibbling on grain well. He had done really well. I am now aware that 6 wks is a little too early to be away from mama, so I am watching him closely. He has done very well eating and "bonding" with my Jersey heifer. He follows us around the pasture. If you have any tips on supplements to give him to make sure he is lacking in nothing please feel free to let me know.

    His name is George W-- only in the most affectionate way. We love W in these neck of the woods.

    I was going to call him Obama, but I wanted to like him. [​IMG]
     
  6. helmstead

    helmstead Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2007
    Alfordsville, IN
    A little early??? Wow. Maybe like 4 months early if they're anything like horse foals.

    He's adorable, I hope he does well!
     
  7. BrahmaMama

    BrahmaMama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 8, 2008
    South Dakota
    He is adorable! I don't know if donkey foals differ from horse foals, but I wonder if he should be on some sort of milk replacer? Good luck with him, he is precious [​IMG]
     
  8. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2007
    Poolville, TX
    I did try a bottle on him, he won't take it. I tried just putting replacer in a bowl-because he does drink water good, he won't take it. He is eating, drinking, pooping, peeing, so until he doesn't do one of the above I guess he is good.
     
  9. helmstead

    helmstead Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2007
    Alfordsville, IN
    Try milk PELLETS. I creep my foals on them...great alternative to liquids.
     
  10. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2007
    Poolville, TX
    Thanks, will get some today and try that. I just want that little guy to have all minerals/vitamins that he needs.
     

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