I'm currently researching guard animals other than dogs and I feel like there should be more than two, but it's surprisingly hard to find a good search term that gives me results other than dogs or geese.


@eleanorkonik Depending on context, donkeys and llamas (!). Mules, I think.

Also, some guard animals will successfully fight off the expected predator, some just make a lot of noise failing to fight off predators. Roosters are like that in rural places IME -- despite their armament, they rarely survive a battle, so they're a bit of an ablative shield. Keeping a couple of backup roosters requires separate pens.

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