So we picked up 7 Guinnea hens this last weekend. I wanted to get a dozen buy apparently they sold like hot cakes and we only got the left overs. But I was okay with it, so we picked up the 7 they had available and brought them to our little brooder. 6 of the guinneas seem great. They run run run all over the place. One never did. Just kind of stood there no matter what we did. Every know and then we would see them get a drink and that was about it. Never saw them eat a morsel.
I have been telling my wife to prepare herself to lose that one. I just did not see much hope for them no matter what we did. Well I just got a call at work from her and she is balling. Our daughter (year and a half old) was in the background balling too. I thought for sure something was terribly terribly wrong and I was going to need to rush home. Well, while something bad did happen I don't feel it warranted the response it received. The little guy/gal passed.
While I understand that is a sad thing to see and I know my wife is much more emotional than I am, any advice out there for how to get my wife to calm down and not get so attached to these animals? We are obviously new to the whole raising of animals, but man I was no expecting this. Not from a keet that barely showed any life ever. God help me if one of our chickens who have been with us for a few months gets taken out by a predator.....stay tuned. I'll let you know how that goes when it does....