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Jenny separating calf from cow

Postby MLMueller » Thu Apr 06, 2017 5:19 pm

We had a 7 yr old Jack last year that was perfect with our cows and calves, but suddenly and inexplicably started chasing and stomping calves and chasing cows. Needless to say we got him outta there! This spring we got two Jennies, two years old, both prior mom. Just had our first batch of calves and darn if those a**es didn't try to separate the calves from the cows and harrass them! They're in a separate pasture now, clearly.

My question is any way to rehab or train these girls or is this just their personality? I know donkeys are very smart....and stubborn.

Thanks in advance! :deadhorse:

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Re: Jenny separating calf from cow

Postby A.J. » Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:07 pm

You did right by separating them. I doubt they would change. I would keep them separated or send them down the road. Not worth taking a chance losing a calf. They work for some folks, But ive never had any luck with donkeys and cattle.

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Re: Jenny separating calf from cow

Postby Bigfoot » Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:10 pm

Zoos will take them to feed to tigers.
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Re: Jenny separating calf from cow

Postby Boot Jack Bulls » Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:17 pm

I have always heard the only way a donkey will not do what you are describing is if he (gelded) or she was raised with cattle and the jenny is never bred. We had an excellent jack we used to halter break cattle, but after a few years he got bored and started putting my ton+ bulls over/through fences. I think a trip down the road is the best bet if you can't keep them from the cattle from now on.
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Re: Jenny separating calf from cow

Postby coachg » Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:38 pm

Have a friend who has a Jenny, if she has a baby she is good. If she doesn't have her own she tries to steal calves from their mommas.
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Re: Jenny separating calf from cow

Postby M-5 » Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:47 pm

Had a 2 yr old Jack that was born with herd start messing with calves 2 weeks ago. He is looking for a new home if anybody wants him.
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Re: Jenny separating calf from cow

Postby wacocowboy » Sat Apr 08, 2017 12:21 am

I looked into it a while back but never got anything. A few people told me Llamas are better than donkeys.
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Re: Jenny separating calf from cow

Postby M-5 » Sat Apr 08, 2017 6:26 am

wacocowboy wrote:I looked into it a while back but never got anything. A few people told me Llamas are better than donkeys.
they may be better but I don't want one of them ugly basturds here.
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Re: Jenny separating calf from cow

Postby ddd75 » Sat Apr 08, 2017 7:22 am

i've had a few donkeys and some even raised some babies. I've never had that problem before.

The only thing mine did was if a coyote or danger was around they were take their baby and run away and protect the baby, leaving the cows for themselves. haha.. not much of a guard animal.

I got rid of them all as they eat more hay then a cow and are worthless. almost all my young cattle will run a dog/coyote out of the area.

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Re: Jenny separating calf from cow

Postby Brute 23 » Sat Apr 08, 2017 7:53 am

I have never understood the donkey deal. The day I have to buy a donkey to protect a calf is the day I'll sell every.. single.. one.. of those cows.

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Re: Jenny separating calf from cow

Postby Cross-7 » Sat Apr 08, 2017 9:52 am

Brute 23 wrote:I have never understood the donkey deal. The day I have to buy a donkey to protect a calf is the day I'll sell every.. single.. one.. of those cows.



I have a cow that's a little wild and hard to get along with.
I was going to get rid of her at some point, but my neighbor the guy I bought this place from turns his labs out in the evening.
They run and play but don't bother anything, but I had a few new calves and they got too close and the wild cow chased them back through the fence and she didn't even have a calf at the time.

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Re: Jenny separating calf from cow

Postby wacocowboy » Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:36 am

M-5 wrote:
wacocowboy wrote:I looked into it a while back but never got anything. A few people told me Llamas are better than donkeys.
they may be better but I don't want one of them ugly basturds here.


lol I like how they spit it's funny.
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Re: Jenny separating calf from cow

Postby ddd75 » Sat Apr 08, 2017 1:45 pm

Cross-7 wrote:
Brute 23 wrote:I have never understood the donkey deal. The day I have to buy a donkey to protect a calf is the day I'll sell every.. single.. one.. of those cows.



I have a cow that's a little wild and hard to get along with.
I was going to get rid of her at some point, but my neighbor the guy I bought this place from turns his labs out in the evening.
They run and play but don't bother anything, but I had a few new calves and they got too close and the wild cow chased them back through the fence and she didn't even have a calf at the time.

guy i bought my place off of had longhorns.. really wild crazy things. kept everything away.

i move in with all my black angus.. the coyotes came and slaughtered everything.. it took those cows about 2 months to learn to be really protective. I lost around 15 calves.

a couple would chase the cows away and then another would run in and kill the calf. with mom trying to run them all down.. no chance.

I had to stay outside all the time with a gun to keep them back until I got my guard dogs.

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Re: Jenny separating calf from cow

Postby Brute 23 » Sat Apr 08, 2017 9:09 pm

Guy I worked for in college had pureblood Angus and had the same problem. You had to check the cows every single day to see what was going on. The cows would just leave their calves.

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Re: Jenny separating calf from cow

Postby chevytaHOE5674 » Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:48 am

UP here in Wolf country I wouldn't be without my donkeys. I've witnessed them run down and just about stomp a coyote to death before it was able to hobble away. Neighbor walks her dog down the road everyday and those donkeys will stop whatever they are doing and stand at the fence and watch that dog until its out of sight.


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