What I have to protect against coyotes, neighbors' dogs

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by cgmccary, Sep 15, 2012.

  1. cgmccary

    cgmccary Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    NE Alabama
  2. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

    Sep 19, 2009
    Holts Summit, Missouri
    We have some of those at work. They move well with flock of sheep and goats but grazing needs would conflict with relatively restrictive ranging habits of chickens. To compensate, either chickens would have to be moved to fresh pasture according to needs of donkey, or a lot of feed would have to be brought into what would be essentially a feedlot for donkey.

    What breed is that? It looks much darker than our donkeys, almost like a mule.
  3. chickortreat

    chickortreat Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2009
    We have some kinfolk who have one (or more) of those. The braying is enough to drive one bonkers!

    I prefer Remington, myself....though Marlin and Browning are also dear acquaintances.

    Last edited: Sep 15, 2012
  4. Puddin Fluff

    Puddin Fluff Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 30, 2012
    River Valley, AR
    We baby sat 5 for friends who were having their pasture re-worked. They were a little destructive with their curiosity wanting in the coop to taste the chick feed etc but I slept better at night knowing they had bedded down by the coop and we have a pack of coyotes that pass by quite often.
  5. cgmccary

    cgmccary Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    NE Alabama
    She is a Standard Donkey. I have it set up where my Donkey and cows cannot get to the chickens' feed in the 4 coops but chickens free range with them during the day. Pasture horseshoes around my place so the system works well. The chickens are great at turning the manure in the pasture. In fact, my pasture has improved with chickens foraging with my Donkey & cows. The chickens pick flies off the cows.
  6. CAjerseychick

    CAjerseychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2012
    Northern California!
    Pretty donkey, such a lovely shade of deep brown!

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