The PrimRose Donkey Sanctuary

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The Donkeys' Kitchen

Posted by PrimRose on December 5, 2017 at 4:00 PM

Healthy donkeys only need hay and the chance to graze for feed, as well as a salt lick and water. All of the donkeys at the sanctuary are rescued and many come with health issues that require extra feed. Older donkeys can lose their teeth making it difficult to chew hay so in the kitchen Sheila boils water and adds it to the All Phase to make mush in the morning and late afternoon for several donkeys. Some donkeys at the sanctuary require medication. The easiest way to feed it to them is to mix it with the All Phase. Holistic medicine is used as well and added to food. The third photo shows Timothy cubes which are used for extra nutrition as some rescued donkeys are malnourished. Feeding time at the barn is fun, as soon as Sheila starts to boil water donkeys start gathering in the barn. As the animals are put in their feeding spots, so they they don’t eat each others’ food as they are certainly prone to do, the braying starts. Some are sure they’re going to be missed though this never happens. When everyone is finished eating many donkeys go back outside while the older donkeys stay in the barn for the night.


Vivian

The Donkeys' kitchen

All Phase

Timothy Cubes



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