OK, they are not horses but does anybody have experience with mini donkeys? My local Craigslist has two for sale for $150 each. Unfortunately, both were exposed to a stud in May but they've not had pregnancy checks. Apparently, they come for treats but that's about it. One will let herself be petted and the other leaves after getting snacks.
The only reason I'm considering donkeys is that we have 26 acres and need to keep the grass down. Do donkey help keep other critters away at all? I'm a bit concerned about coyotes. In IL they are rather large, about 40-50 lbs. We have chickens and horses and I'd like some sheep next year.