The Guard Donkeys
We have mini donkeys as our livestock guardian animals. They do a great job patrolling the paddocks, and recognizing when a potential threat aproaches. Because we are on smaller parcels closer to town (versus larger acreages away from people), our primary threats are coyotes and domestic dogs.
Lucy was the original guard donkey, and she gave birth to Ethel in Spring 2017. In Fall 2017, we acquired Tulip, who was looking for a new home. Finally, Sedona joined us at the end of 2018.