If you’re thinking about introducing donkeys on your property, you’re probably worried about how they’ll interact with the horses, dogs, cats, chickens, and other animals you’re raising.
Donkeys aren’t mean. They do, though, have distinct differences from other animals you may be more accustomed to being around.
Donkeys sometimes get a bad rap for being stubborn, ornery animals. This is sometimes an earned reputation. Their tendency to be territorial occasionally means kicks and headbutts to any person or animal that gets too close.
If you’ve got a grumpy donkey, spending time with them is the best way to learn their moods and help them grow more accustomed to being around you.