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Was in a bad mood to start the day off til I went out to give fresh cool water to everyone when up walks these

cutie pies......my  free range guineas brought their babies for me to see....the peafowl where checking them out...468.JPG

I don't take good pictures but had to share these since it's the first time I have seen any free range keets...471.JPG

the couple actually had 15 keets, 2 of them buff colored, but I scooped up 8 of the keets and put them in

my brooder inside....I hope these little guys make it! aren't they cute!!wee.gifHope you liked my pics! 

post #2 of 20

Im so jealous! They are fresh to death My guineas are all about 5 months old now guess I wont see babies til next year huh? Amazing shots btw dont see how you could say that you dont take good shots! Pretty peacock too

Looking for a breeder or trader of any kind in the bahamas!

Rocking my mini farm in the meanwhile 

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Looking for a breeder or trader of any kind in the bahamas!

Rocking my mini farm in the meanwhile 

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post #3 of 20

Congrats Critters, definitely a mood changer! Hope the parents do a good job of raising them fl.gif

Great pics, Thanks for sharing!!!

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post #4 of 20

Congrats on the hatch!  Keets are so cute!

post #5 of 20

Awww so cute! Congrats on the new babies jumpy.gif

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Aww, their cute smile.png

post #7 of 20
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Thanks All!   sure put a smile on my face!!big_smile.png

post #8 of 20

I always take them all away, they are lousy mothers, good hatchers but lousy mothers.  Somebody needs to teach them how to count.  They always seem to lose them

post #9 of 20
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I now agree.....she has none left and it is so sad but if I am lucky enough

to see more baby keets from another guinea I too will take them all....

post #10 of 20

Bummer Critters... that's stinks. Good thing you managed to take half away and get them in a brooder. It's always a good idea to confine the Momma and keets to an area in the coop or pen for a week or so... 'til the babies are a little heartier and rest of the flock has a chance to get used to them. I don't have that option tho, when I finally let my brooding Guinea hatch some keets out, and I'm worried about it. I keep swapping out her eggs on day 24/25 and bringing them in to hatch, cuz I needed the keets to fill orders and I have been worried if I let the Momma finish the job she'll be left with none in no time too. So I've basically been using her as a spare incubator, (a cranky one) lol. She's been really good about getting off the nest for me and getting back on and accepting a younger batch of eggs each time at least, lol (but is always very vocal and tattles to the rest of the flock about me taking her eggs). I think by the time I finally do let her hatch some out she'll either be so ticked off that she'll kill them all out of frustration, or she'll be a REALLY protective Momma and do a really good job. She's on another 12 eggs that are due soon... and I am stressin' about them already. hide.gif


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