[nafex] goats w donkey for pecan orchard

tanis grif tanisgrif at yahoo.com
Wed Aug 20 09:05:45 EDT 2014


I asked Keith's question of some pygmy goat owners.  They recommend going with young goats who are still deciding who their leader is.  And the escape fence is a good idea.

 

On Tuesday, August 19, 2014 7:48 PM, Naomi Counides <naomi at oznayim.us> wrote:

Good plan.  Actually I have that at my place, though the donkeys do not chase the goats, not for years, not after I had a chat with the boss jennet and made my wishes clear to her.  But just a passageway that is too low for the donkeys or too narrow.  Actually with pygmies, the low option is probably easier.  

Have you considered Nigerians or miniature dairy breeds?  Goat milk is quite nice, and so is the cheese.


Naomi



-----Original Message-----
From: nafex [mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of R. Keith Etheridge
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Thanks ,It's a gelding.I don t live at the location.I have a smaller chain link enclosure.Think will fix place goats can escape to if he chases them. I don't think I ever have had losses to coyotes but neighbors have goats  with their cattle as they thought they had loss of calves.
Keith



-----Original Message-----
From: Naomi Counides
Sent: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 2:43 PM
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Is she a she?  Shes are often easier to reason with.  They are the leaders, guardians and teachers of the herd.  Anyway If you introduce them and explain that they are yours and you like them and want to keep them and she should not mess with them, it should work.  Mostly does.  The donkeys age is actually in your favor on this. Maturity.


Naomi



-----Original Message-----
From: nafex [mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of R. Keith Etheridge
Sent: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 12:50 PM
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Subject: [nafex] goats w donkey for pecan orchard

For several years I had a guard donkey w pygmy goats in my pecan orchard.
The goats are gone due to old age and want to get some more.Will the donkey accept a new batch or will I have to let them get used to each other across the fence for a time?
Keith
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