Hello folks. I got a seven year old donkey. He has no vices and is as sweet as ever. My three year old grandson loves him. My hope is that the donkey will guard the sheep. I turned him in with the calves and lambs yesterday after spending the prior day in an adjoining pasture. He is content and seems to be fine with the young stock. After two days there has been no issue.
My question is...Is it okay to have him on pasture eating as much grass as he wants? I know not to get him too fat, but wonder if too much grass could be an issue.
Is it possible to assume that he will indeed bond with my sheep flock. He hasn't chased any of the lambs around. He seems to just watch them and accept them in his pasture?
His feet are good and will let me pick them all up without any issue at all.
So, Vince, Sharon or Bob E. is there anything else I should know or be doing?