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qtrrae

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This is my first winter with my donkeys. They are both weanlings and have some very loooong ears.

I am wondering if they need any special care during these cold days and nights?

They have a 3-sided shelter and can also go into a 12 x 20 stall along with my mini weanlings.

Should I be closing them in a stall or will they be okay in this type of situation?

I certainly don't want those ears to freeze!!

Thanks for any help!
 

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My donkeys get stalled at night. Donkeys dont seem to have the high tolerance of the cold weather like the horses do . When it gets a litter colder then what they "seem" to like...they will stand at the door and bray until someone lets them in! I also do know of a donkey that has frozen his ears 1/2 of the way off due to the cold, and he did have a shelter. I am sure others leave theres out, but I dont. Corinne
 

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When I had mine as a baby I did sorry about his ears but he made it ok but did stay in my heds a lot during the very cold weather..But lately we have had should nice winters compared to what we could get..And now this winter is turning out to be a mild one again so far, But then Jan. is the worst month...Those ears do fuzz up quite well, but I did worry..
 

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rabbitsfizz, I love it: "I think you should knit them ear warmers for Christmas!"

NOW, If I just knew how to knit!!!!

These 2 little boys, Jakob and Jonah are so adorable and sweet, I surely would hate to have them freeze those gorgeous looooooong ears!!
 

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