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New Donkey

Discussion in 'Feeding Time - Horses, Mules and Donkeys' started by Nathan Justice, Mar 24, 2017.

  1. Mar 24, 2017
    Nathan Justice

    Nathan Justice Chillin' with the herd

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    Hey guys, I have never had a donkey before.. I have had mules and horses most all of my life.. I may sound stupid asking this but I just recently bought 2 donkeys to have as guardians for my goats.. one is a miniature and the other is a standard Spanish donkey (I think that's right.. I'm not familiar with donkey types).. I've heard not to feed them grain but it's hard to keep it away from them since I feed my goats grain.. Could I feed a couple handfuls of grain and get away with that? I just don't want to make them over weight.. thanks ahead of time for the advice! It is greatly appreciated!
     
  2. Mar 27, 2017
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    From what I understand, some donkeys will get overweight from breathing high quality air. Others not so much. IMO I'd say go ahead if you want to, even if you're just using it as a treat/bribe. If they start to get overweight, then you'll have choices to make.
     
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