I just got a Jenny donkey on Saturday which is very prego. I have her separated from my horses and my standard gelding donkey in a round pen in the paddock. I was told that she was not a mini and she did look big compared to the mini Jack she and some other jenny's were in with However when I got her home she is very small compared to my donkey, Homer. I have her in a round pen which is in the paddock where the herd ( 3 horses and Homer) stay from 5pm until 5 am and then they are let down to pasture. Homer is very excited over her. At first I thought he was being agressive as he was running around her pen with his ears back and sticking his head through the round pen. Now I think it is just that he wants to be in with her as he comes and stands at her pen most of the day. He is still sticking his head through but they have touched noses and he does not seem aggressive toward her.
I have not put them together as she is much smaller and very prego. Also I don't want her to have the baby in the pasture in case he would try and hurt or kill it. I don't think she could defend it from him because of her size.
Now my problem is that I am afraid that when she has the baby he could possible bite it through the round pen or even pull it through. I have heard that Jack donkeys will kill babies but wonder if because he is gelded would he be okay with the baby?