Originally Posted by blessedchick
I love seeing all the pics! I wish I had my camera this evening when I was patiently escorting my 6 guineas (the Lavendar Wave) across my yard to their house, thru snow that is higher than their backs, calmly stopping every minute or two so they can warm their feet and catch their breaths...thinking that I should have plowed a path for them...when it hits me...These suckers can FLY! What the heck??
LOL, pat yourself on the back, bigtime!!!
Most young Guineas take to the trees and will not come down for a week or until they freeze or starve to death and fall out before they will even consider letting the let snow touch them, lol (I can get away with laughing cuz it rarely snows here). Some people do plow paths for their birds, so they can get out a bit during the winter, but some people find out that letting their birds out after it snows (or during a snowshower) is a bad bad BAAAAAD idea, and have to lay down a bunch of straw or shavings, even a blanket to get them out of the trees and back into the coop! Guineas hate change, and snow and bad weather is a rather abrupt and unavoidable one, so your Lavender Wave must really trust you!!! Congrats!!!
This is my flock of Free Gangers (full time free range flock)... one Spring when a weird cold front blew thru... what's that maybe an inch of snow? LOL. They followed me around griping and complaining for an hour while I fed everybody that morning, lol. Whah whahh whahhhh!!!
Edited by PeepsCA - 1/21/12 at 7:29pm