I got more birds yesterday!
I got a black Sumatra hen, and five Guinea keets,. These are my first Guineas, and so far they're pretty quiet and haven't lived up to their reputation. I'm guessing it may be because they're young, and they're new here.I'm keeping them locked up for a week or two, so they'll know where home base is, but I'm anxious to let them out
This is right after I let them out of their box, and they were looking around. My chickens were very curious about them, and you can see my Cuckoo Maran in the background checking them out.
The previous day I got an old bathtub insert from a friend, figuring it would be good shelter. I'm glad I did, because we had a short thunderstorm just a few hours after the birds got here, and they all went under there during the worst of it.
Their spot is next to the outside coop, where the little hen and chicks are. This view is looking through the open door of that coop.
The black Sumatra hen. She's pretty cool looking, and reminds me a lot of a Crow.
Some of the chicks were watching the new birds running around, but the little yellow one is more timid and just found a place to relax.