15. Mar, 2017

Welcome

Welcome to Devizes Donkeys.  Donkeys make people smile.  Our donkeys are living at the Rowdey Cow Farm Cafe in Rowde near Devizes, Wiltshire with a wonderful view onto Roundway Down.

We hope you will be able to visit our beautiful donkeys and enjoy some time with them. Please take a look at at our Healthy Donkeys page to find out how you can help us look after our donkeys.

You can come and spend time with our donkeys; come for a walk, come and spend half a day or invite us to your event.  We look forward to shaing some donkey time.

Come and smile at our donkeys!!

The Donkeys

Our donkeys are called Chewy and Wit, and they came to us from the New Forest in April 2017.  Wit is the brown one  and Chewy is the coloured one.  They are both geldings (castrated donkeys).  Wit was born on the 20 May 2012 and Chewy on the 6th June 2012.

Both donkeys have been branded with a TP on their side. You can see this on their left sides when they are losing their winter coats. This stands for Thomas Penny which identifies the farmer who originally owned them.  All donkeys living in the New Forest have to be branded in this way.  

Chewy and Wit are microchipped and have their own passports.  This is a requirement for every horse, pony, mule and donkey in the UK and EU. 

A male donkey or ass is called a jack, a female a jenny or jennet and a young donkey is a foal.

Donkeys can live upto 50 years.