Satroma Ranch

Friday, January 14, 2011


Happy New Year! Sorry I haven't been posting for a bit. I am dealing with some health issues. 

It is cold all over Texas. But your donkeys should have great furry coats by now!! Just make sure their water is not iced over and keep it full. Feel along the ribs, under that fluffy coat...does it feel bony or do you feel smooth tissue over those ribs. If you think they are getting skinny under all that fluff, increase their hay as opposed to their feed to help keep them warm and gain weight. Their bodies will be working on breaking down that hay fiber and the process is a bit slower than with the grain. Don't neglect the wormer and feet trimming even in the winter. It is dry here, but if the ground is soggy where you live, make sure they have a dry place to stand.

And getting some extra good donkey hugs will keep you warm and happy through this winter also!! - Liz