Providing Shelter for Your Donkey
The Last Ride discusses Shelter for Your Donkey
Many are surprised to learn that donkeys are far easier to shelter than horses. Since they originated as desert animals, they are well-adapted to warmer climates. They can also do well in cooler climates, though they will require some sort of Shelter for Your Donkey to use in colder weather or when it is wet outside. When it comes to providing shelter for your donkeys, keep these general rules of thumb in mind:
- A standard 12’ x 12’ horse stall can house one to three miniature donkeys or two standard donkeys.
- Barbed wire fencing should be avoided. Use woven wire fencing instead.
- An electric wire at chest height will help to prevent the donkeys eating the fence posts and stretching the fence wire.
While you do need to provide a barn, stall or three-sided shelter for your donkey, you will not need to lock it inside when the weather is unpleasant, Your donkey will know when it needs to come inside to stay warm. Also, it is not necessary to blanket your donkey when the weather is cooler.
Of course, even when providing the best of care to your donkey, the day will come when it passes away and needs to be removed from your property. When this day comes, you can trust The Last Ride to remove your Arizona donkey carcass in a respectful and efficient manner.