Cost of Keeping a Donkey Kathy Dean
Cost of Keeping a Donkey
What will it cost per year to care for a donkey?
Hay** (52 small bales at $8-12 per bale)
Dewormer paste (twice yearly)
Annual vaccinations (spring)
Farrier four times per year ($35-$50 per visit)
**A Donkey needs to consume forage equal to 1.5-2% of its body weight per day. An average donkey weighs 500 pounds and eats 7.5 lbs/day or one small hay bale (55 lbs) each week. This totals 52 small bales per year. Your individual donkey may need more or less depending on its size, age and body condition.