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  1. #1
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    Jun. 30, 2005

    Default Weaning Question

    I have a mini-donkey Jenny and her 5 1/2 month old jack. The Jenny was starved most of her pregnancy and then I got her 6 weeks before she gave birth. Since she has been nursing the last 5 months she has not gained much weight. With winter around the corner I think she needs to start putting on some weight. Her son is healthy as can be and growing like a weed. Since they will live together for life I am just going to fence wean until her milk dries up and then put them back together.

    How long can I expect for it to take for her milk to dry up?
    RIP Sucha Smooth Whiskey
    May 17,2004 - March 29, 2010
    RIP San Lena Peppy
    May 3, 1991 - March 11, 2010

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb. 1, 2008
    Nowhere, Maryland


    No experience with donkeys, but I would give it at LEAST 2-3 months. You don't just need her milk to dry up, you also need him to forget that nursing is an option.

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