We have cattle (as most of you probably know) and we had to move the 2 thoroughbreds out of the herd because they are kicking at the cattle/calves. But the good side to having had the horses in the herd is that they would ward off the coyotes that tend to be near the farm. (we usually can hear them calling close by at night and one morning we saw one up near our mailbox.)
Would a minature donkey be worth the investment to take the place of "herd protector"? Would they keep animals like coyotes away?
Any thoughts, opinions, or experinces would be appreciated.