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The DONKEY/MULE CLUB!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by CowGrrrl, Jul 27, 2013.

  1. CowGrrrl

    CowGrrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We had one, real sweet but killed livestock.
     
  2. cgmccary

    cgmccary Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a donkey (of course we are not very original and call her "Jenny-Sue"):
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    We also have two riding mules, "Rudy", (the smaller one):
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    and "Freida" (or Frieda) (the larger one -- she rules over everything on the farm):
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    The donkey is specially bonded with the cows (Dexters), here with our bull, "Cosmo," but all get along:
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  3. farmchick897

    farmchick897 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My two mini babies. :)
     
  4. cgmccary

    cgmccary Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I drive up to home from work each evening, my donkey greets me with a big, loud bray. If I step outside at night, I know where she is because she lets me know with her bray. She is dark brown, almost black so I cannot see her in the dark -- last night she gave me those short bursts of hee-haws.

    The brays always gets the attention of visitors. I had a Jack before I got my Jenny and he could shake the ground and rattle the barns with his bray -- an exaggeration but he never failed to disappoint.

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  5. Bunnylady

    Bunnylady POOF Goes the Pooka

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    Betsy (my mini mule) has been at the local fair for the last week, so it's been kinda quiet around here.[​IMG] There are two donkeys there this year; an elderly standard jenny and a spotted mini jack. The jack sounds off regularly. Betsy has a mule bray, of course, but she's like, "oh, boy! Somebody who speaks my language!"
     
  6. LilRedRoo

    LilRedRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, I have a question regarding Donkey's as guard animals.

    We have dairy goats and they are currently in a rotational pen-system. But we have several acres not getting used, and we plan to wrap the permiter with goat/field fencing (currently is 5-strand barb). The goats will have way more than they can eat, and there is plenty of grass/forage to add a donkey. So my question is this:

    Is a donkey the staple recommendation as a guard animal for goats? If so, which is better, a gelding or a jenny?
     
  7. farmchick897

    farmchick897 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Llamas can make great guards too. If you go with a donkey make it a full size Jenny. :)
     
  8. The Farm

    The Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 miniature donks and 3 pony mares and I raise mini mules =)
     
  9. CaraBY

    CaraBY Out Of The Brooder

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    We bought two Mammoth geldings to guard our two goats. Overkill for the coyotes, no issue there. Unfortunately, the donkeys could care less about coons and chickens and what coons like to do with chickens. :(
     
  10. Destinye

    Destinye Out Of The Brooder

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    We are getting a donkey as a companion to our horse, but hope she will be a good predator defense too! She is a sweetheart!
     

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