We deliver for reasonable fees on entire east coast Call or text 229-977-5201
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We deliver for reasonable fees on entire east coast Call or text 229-977-5201
Heifer bull pair... Very sweet bred white Brahma x longhorn heifer (not bred to this bull) $650.
Brahma x Longhorn bull $650
Heifer Bull pair $1200 These are nice young cows.
We occasionally have Alpacas. The last has been spoken for so please check back.
We have 2 males $30 each or will buy your females!
Peking ducks are great for eating. But we keep them just as pets on our pasture and pond free range.
$20 each. $37.50 pair Only sold in pairs unless you already have a duck, they are not happy alone.
Let your donkey settle in preferably in a small enough pen you can interact with them. Give them grass hay and water let them settle in. They take time to warm up to their surroundings.
If you have dogs please walk your dogs around your pastures and pens with you let the donkey know the dogs belong and they won't bother your dogs. They learn which dogs belong and then will tend to go after strange dogs.
Donkeys are natural deterrents for COYOTES due to their territorial nature and dislike for canines. So COYOTES will steer clear as a rule. Though not always foolproof they are a great help to your farm ranch or homestead for various protections from predators.. We have had people call say their donkeys killed a snake, chased raccoons and they don't have COYOTES anymore.. so they work!
If You look around you will see ranches have donkeys with their cows to protect the calves...Donkeys are an easy addition to your lifestyle. The key is not to make donkeys spoiled pets that stand at the fence looking for treats.
When you tend to your other livestock you tend to the donkeys. Worm them when you worm your other livestock. We use Ivermectin. You can give Ivermectin pour on or paste is fine it will also kill mites both sucking and biting types.
Donkeys are very sentimental emotional creatures. When they are kept together they form bonds that must not be broken by separation. If a donkey has been pastured with another donkey for years they may be bonded and must be kept together or risk death.
Donkeys will become depressed and die if you split a pair up. We have seen it happen with pairs and trios split up. If bonded we will not separate them.
Donkeys have a long gestation period....11-13 months. So it's hard to ever pinpoint when a donkey will have her baby. All of our Jenny' could be pregnant as they are pastured with jacks before and after we get them.
Donkeys will make dirt craters to roll in. They like to dust themselves to keep bugs off. They like to relax in their craters in the sun. So expect that.
Donkeys are playful and like to entertain you with their antics! You can give them horse jolly balls..some dog toys...milk jugs with few rocks inside..milk jugs with holes punched and handful of sweetfeed inside...get creative donkeys are curious and like to show off.
Donkeys like to chew wood! Most are content with tree limbs that are on ground but some will chew your stair rails porch edges, wood posts, chicken brooders etc. We have 70 or so donkeys and very few chew marks on.any wood. But some may be bored and chew.
Donkeys require salt and minerals to thrive. We use mineral salt blocks and selenium salt blocks. Selenium can be deficient in soils. You can also give sulfur blocks they help keep flies down.
Donkeys require low protein low sugar diets..no sweet feeds no horse feeds as a rule. No Alfalfa ever..too high protein. They thrive on grass and grass hay. We give Timothy hay pellets 8% protein or low protein livestock pellets 10% protein for those who are underweight. Literally 1/4 scoop is plenty for a donkey to help them gain weight. Once weight is ok only feed them grass and grass hay. Obese donkeys are not healthy...treat them like diabetics.
Feed only what they were created to eat..grass products. If you have rich grass pastures please limit their intake of grass as they are designed to live in arid dry areas that have poor forage. Rich grass is like feeding sweet feed it can cause founder and colic. But as a rule grass pastures are fine. Pen them few hours a day with grass hay if your pastures are really rich or you can keep a grazing muzzle on....but that's rarely needed. If your donkeys starts getting a cresty neck fat on body then limit grass.
China is depleting the world's donkeys! Kenya just banned the slaughter for hides 24 Feb 2020! Brazil and several African countries banned slaughter of donkeys.
We are gelding jacks. Jacks are the most vulnerable to end up in the Chinese Hide trade. So we are gelding as many as possible each year to find them homes. GELDINGS are good pets livestock guardians and horse companions who can't reproduce. We have all sizes and colors of jacks that are being gelded. Just contact me with which jack you see and want as a gelding. We will have him gelded. (Costs $250 at vet) GELDINGS are $475-$675
Call or text me 229 977 5201
We only offer delivery service for our animals
Due to theft of our mini donkey and multiple no shows wasting our time we only offer delivery. We also like to insure our livestock are going to places better than which they came! Our priority is the animals get good homes.
We deliver to FL GA weekly and up north NY VT VA NC MD etc monthly or as needed. Text your address and what animals you are interested in for shipping quote. 229 977 5201
$3450 -New custom made all aluminum livestock box. Great on flat beds or on a trailer. Heavy duty weighs about 400 lbs. One of a kind!
We do not vaccinate but puppies from parvo and give tetanus shots when gelding donkeys other than that I do not vaccinate the donkeys or my horses.
I used to spend a lot of money vaccinating my animals and then when my horse got West Nile Virus and fell over dead he had been vaccinated his whole life he was 13 years old an Icelandic horse.... then I researched and realize that lots of horses die from West Nile virus that have the vaccine so what's the purpose? So I do not vaccinate the donkeys or the horses. I do pull a Coggins test because we are now having equine infectious anemia spreading through our country due to illegal Mexican horse racing. I also pull a health certificate on all donkeys going to Florida.
If you require vaccines add $50 to each donkey and I will give them vaccines before delivery. It's a personal choice not required by laws so it's up to you. Just let me know when you order your donkeys.
Donkeys are not horses...they have short more upright hooves. If left unattended they will sometimes grow to the side or . If you have hard enough ground and room to roam they will wear naturally and require few trimmings. But most tend to need a trim 2 to 3 times a year. Donkeys aren't used to hoof care so just don't be afraid and it will go smoothly.
I make a chute out of round pen panels tie the head in a corner and have someone hold their ear. Twist the ear lightly and hold it to keep their attention. It's like twitching a horse on the lip....donkeys ignore twitching but their ear gets their attention. As a rule once they get used to farrier they will just stand while you pet them. It doesn't hurt them holding their ear it just holds their attention. Donkeys do not need shoes....
Donkeys, goats, sheep, cattle, alpaca, horses etc are herd animals. They need one of their own kind to feel safe, fulfill grooming and play requirements and companionship. Nothing sadder to me than seeing people who keep 1 horse or donkey....with no other equine and when a trailer pulls up the equine are so happy to see another equine they go crazy. Keep your donkeys and horses happy...give them a partner of their own species. No one really likes to be lonely and that goes for donkeys especially.
Donkeys goats sheep especially don't enjoy rain...or full sun. A simple lean to with a roof is all they need to escape rain and full sun. IF THEY CHOOSE. Many donkeys will do like horses and stand in the rain rather than seek shelter but offer them a roof anyway. Even trees as shade/shelter will make them happy.
You do not want to stall your donkeys as they are natural guardians being territorial creatures.....and at night they will help deter predators. So leave your donkeys in the pastures. Just offer shelter that they can come and go freely. They are smart will seek shelter when they want it.
We accept cash, cashiers checks, Zelle. I will take Paypal if you cover their fees $3 per $100. Our delivery fees are lowest you will find every penny counts for us.
We accept non refundable deposits thru Zelle or PayPal to hold animals until you have fences ready etc. Balance due upon delivery. We will hold for up to 30 days with $ for feed added to price of the animals.
Delivery is based on your address from either of our farms. Which ever is closer. Most deliveries are $150-$250 up to 4 head at a time one pr
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Morven GA and Polk City FL
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