I saw all five adult guineas together in the roundpen by the barn and there seemed to be a lot of activity. As I looked more closely, I could see the tiny keets running under all the guineas. Boy were they tiny! I couldn't get near them so in anticipation of rounding them up again like last year, I cleaned out the guinea shack, put a heat lamp in along with some straw, water and food.
The next day she actually brought them to the guinea shack which is in the lean-to of the barn. Mark walked around the corner and saw her sitting just outside the door. I had piled up some boards so the babies could get in over the threshold but they were too tiny. Mark managed to get them in along with mama guinea. Now they are safe and sound. There are 8 keets this year. It's early yet so I don't know how many will survive but they have a better chance now that they are inside away from predators. I'll try for better pictures as mama guinea gets more comfortable with me in her pen. Right now, she attacks when I go in to fill the water and feed.
Not the best picture, but if you look closely you
will see the baby keets, the blur are some in motion
|As you can see, the French Marans are getting bigger|
All the girls in their pens. The French Marans are
in their pen along side the regular chicken pen. We
took down the fence dividing them today.
|This angle shows the divided pen|
|Not flashy but a pretty bird. She will lay the rich dark chocolate brown eggs|
|Healthy and happy hens!|
From a dedicated bird lover,