Donkey

Canada
June 4, 2012 11:37am CST
Okay so I have been looking into getting a donkey in the near future any one have any advice? Pointers? Sugestions on feed and housing and vet requirements? Thank you
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@taheraa (1547)
• Giza, Egypt
4 Jun 12
It is Good idea, But there are many problems, such as Parking, feeding and collecting your Donkey wastes which need pampers To avoid Contamination.
• Canada
4 Jun 12
Nothing u just said makes any sense what do diapers and parking haven't do with a donkey?
• United States
4 Jun 12
Whoa! Those must be some Pampers!!
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
4 Jun 12
Give me a pair of those pampers! I think they mean parking by keeping or holding the donkey, and housing. Also, by getting the donkey from point a to point b when you get one (such as a horse trailor), and also how you will care for it without contaminating say other animals.
@PageTurner (2827)
• United States
4 Jun 12
This sounds like excellent idea, innocents_lost. Why do you want donkey? Is it as beast of burden, such as to take the laundry to the river? Donkey is good for this. Or is it to protect property? Snakes? Why do you want donkey? I have wanted donkey, too. I will be watching this Discussion to see what great suggestions are made for donkey. I am jealous but happy for you.
• Canada
4 Jun 12
I want one for a few reasons Livestock protection Keep all the fields down And pack camping As well as I'm sure that my friends kids would love to ride her as they try to with my oig already :p
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• United States
4 Jun 12
Sounds like the perfect beast for your needs!
• United States
4 Jun 12
I used to have quite a few goats. I had a Great Pyranese to guard them, but I wanted a donkey. My father had a donkey and he always told me how valuable they were in livestock protection. Dad also said they were great at killing snakes. Plus, I just have always liked donkeys, so I meant to get one. But I never did.
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
4 Jun 12
I know a few of our customers who have donkeys and lamas as well. I personally ahvent had one nor have I have the land. I think my Dad would kill me as hes still taking a fit about the rabbit. I heard donkeys are very similar to a horse. I know our customers have both, and they are in the same field, and basically play with the hoses as well. But yes, doing the research before is really a must.
• Canada
4 Jun 12
Yeah the plan is to go to a sales barn in July me and a friend are both looking for one or two each we are taking a trailer down to obelix an auction were alot of people bring horses and donkeys and they are sold for meat so going to go save some by July I should have everything I need and some extra money to bit on some and see how it goes hopefully I don't come home with 6 lol or some other animals its a hard place to go that's for sure as you know most of the animals are going to die
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
5 Jun 12
You will bring back the trailor full, and where are you going to put them all. I could never go to those auctions. Id come home with a load of animals and piss my Dad off more. My Dad is stil having tantrums about Marco.
• Canada
5 Jun 12
LOL see I'm lucky I got a whole barn to put them in :p
@csauer17 (33)
• United States
21 Mar 13
My uncle used to breed donkeys so I know a few things about them. They really like bark so make sure you put them in a pasture with a few trees. They're primarily active in cooler hours, mostly late afternoon and early morning. It's always best to have more than one donkey. Dogs are scared of donkeys so if you want to keep dogs away from a herd of cattle then donkeys are good way to do it.