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    10-23-2012, 07:57 PM
Questions about pregnancy

Ok so apparently when I got Dixie she was bred. I don't know anything about the jack that could have bred her so there's no telling if he was grey-dun,spotted,brown or what. That also means no dates. I've had since June 20 of this year. I don't know her exact age but I think she is 6 years old. She is on pasture 24/7 (she does have shelter and constant access to fresh water) and doesn't get grain because she doesn't do any work (unless being cute counts). I do know that her pragnancy can last about a year.Of course, I have pictures of the soon-to-be mama.
This one is from June.


(She was a going up hill in this one)


And October

How far along do you guys think she is? Should she get some grain? Anything else you guys think I need to know, then please tell me!
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    10-23-2012, 08:17 PM
I will contact my friends that raise mini donks & see what they can tell me
    10-23-2012, 08:21 PM
Thanks! This is my first time with pregnant donkey (well, really any kind of animal). I'm really nervous,excited,anxious and happy. I just don't know how I can stand the wait!
    10-25-2012, 06:32 PM
This is what my friend sugested:

I suggest she give her grain the last 4 months of pregnancy be sure the baby is getting all it needs and also after birth until weaned, as the momma needs all she can get to feed this baby, otherwise she will get very thin. Keeping a picture log of her teets usually will tell her when she is getting close to birth, they will grow very full.
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    10-25-2012, 09:18 PM
Thanks! I'll start slow adding the grain in. I've doing a lot of reading and have read that jennys don't start showing until 3-4 months before foaling, I'm not sure if that's correct or not though. Every now and then I take pictures of what her teets look like but I always look and see. Fingers crossed for a happy,healthy foal!
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    10-26-2012, 01:15 AM
Do you know for sure via a vet that she is pregnant or are you just guessing? (Just thought vet would be able to estimate dates was all)

A friend of mine had a donkey who they guessed was pregnant, but in the 2 years they had her... She never ended up foaling, just stayed looking the same the whole time.
    10-26-2012, 06:10 PM
I'm 99.9% positive because over the time I've had her she has kep getting bigger. She may just be fooling me but I want to treat her like she is pregnant until I can find out for sure.
    10-28-2012, 11:39 PM
Soooo cute I love donkeys!

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