Q. I have four donkeys: two males and two females that are parents and offspring. The parents are maybe 6 years old, the offspring 3 and 2 years old. The males have been housed in a pasture together for about a year, with the females together across the street. Four months ago we put them all together. Everything has been fine, everyone is happy to be together, and they are always together.
Four days ago, seemingly overnight, there was a split of some sort. The young male is no longer with the group. They had always stayed together previously. I didn’t see him with the others all day, so I searched the 60 acres they are on and found him over in the back 40 on the other side of a creek. This is odd and not an area they would usually spend time in. I called to him, he was all excited and came running to me. I walked back to my truck, and he followed just fine.
Since then, I am seeing him very little, and he is never with the others. I found him again last night hanging out with some of the cows, grazing. His health seems fine.
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