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Off the wall but ... can they tell a male from a female newborn and get rid of only the "future competition"?
I don't think they are that discerning. Boar bears will kill cubs so they can breed the sow. Just as an example of one kind of animal. Some stallions will kill foals also.
 

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It's good to know these things prior to breeding, but an awful lot of people have watched too many Disney movies.
I'm not picking on your neighbor, she's no different than many other well meaning kind hearted folk. But the males of many species will do the same.
Thank you T Bloom, I went and spoke with her this morning about Jenny and Jack....last time she had the baby Jack was in the same area, now she is wondering if Jack caused the death of the baby donkey...I suppose it doesn't matter at this point, at least now she will continue to keep them separated and hopefully will in the future. I have been talking to her about getting him gelded :fl... hope that happens in the very near future ....
 

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At midnight tonight we are officially under a "stay at home order" ....but can go to the grocery store and people can go to church...:idunno( makes no sense to me about church )......so it looks like this afternoon we will go see (get) the nubian mini doe and probably her brother as I can have the brother for dirt cheap, wether him and name him PeeDee..
( Possible Dinner)...at least she will have a companion to help her settle in with the ND group..
Neighbor is hatching turkey eggs so we will get a male and female to raise in the turkin area, ...I was sitting at her place yesterday when her Tom came up to me and started doing a funky dance with his feet and kept coming closer and closer to me, I was thinking perhaps he was " in the mood" ...sure don't know much about turkey body language but that big boy makes me nervous, I rather see that guy comfortable in the freezer than strutting his stuff in my face, lol.
Hope everyone has a awesome day :frow
 
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Church makes NO sense at all. How much closer can you get than sitting in pews??

I don't know about FL but in VT agricultural activities are allowed. I think getting a goat is pretty agricultural. I'm still delivering eggs (6 doz today and have nearly 3 in the fridge!!) as an agricultural activity when I go down to Burlington once a week for speciality grocery shopping.
 

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At midnight tonight we are officially under a "stay at home order" ....but can go to the grocery store and people can go to church...:idunno( makes no sense to me about church )......so it looks like this afternoon we will go see (get) the nubian mini doe and probably her brother as I can have the brother for dirt cheap, wether him and name him PeeDee..
( Possible Dinner)...at least she will have a companion to help her settle in with the ND group..
Neighbor is hatching turkey eggs so we will get a male and female to raise in the turkin area, ...I was sitting at her place yesterday when her Tom came up to me and started doing a funky dance with his feet and kept coming closer and closer to me, I was thinking perhaps he was " in the mood" ...sure don't know much about turkey body language but that big boy makes me nervous, I rather see that guy comfortable in the freezer than strutting his stuff in my face, lol.
Hope everyone has a awesome day :frow
Update on the new additions? Photos mayhaps?
 

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Thank you T Bloom, I went and spoke with her this morning about Jenny and Jack....last time she had the baby Jack was in the same area, now she is wondering if Jack caused the death of the baby donkey...I suppose it doesn't matter at this point, at least now she will continue to keep them separated and hopefully will in the future. I have been talking to her about getting him gelded :fl... hope that happens in the very near future ....
Gelding him is perfect. If you know any body who has raised donkeys or mules they will say that a jack makes a poor choice for a pet. They can be very unpredictable. There are those few exceptions of course, like in everything else, but overall I think she will be happier and safer when he's gelded. Then he'll make a nice companion for her jennet.
 

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Yes we got the goats today, will post pictures tommrow of PeeDee and Penny...they are not as tame at three months as the ones we have but they are doing great and will fit right in.
The woman the we bought them from works at Disney with her egg hunting dog..he hunts the duck eggs to keep the duck population under control...cool job working with your dog at Disney and getting paid :thumbsup
She has a pet camel, llama. Peacocks , Nubian and and mini nubian goats at her ten acre place ...way off the road down a very long lane through what used to be a huge farm. It was a really nice surprise to see a exotic form of a BYH addiction...:highfive:
 
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