Guinea fowl adopted 18 chicks!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by 1st_chicken, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. 1st_chicken

    1st_chicken Out Of The Brooder

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    A month or so ago i made this post about an injured guinea keet. https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=7803616#p7803616

    Now
    she is all better. [​IMG]

    And she adopted 18 chicks!! Did you hear that? chicks not keets!!!

    I hatched them in an incubator and set them in the brooder box in the coop. she somehow got inside, and made friends with them!!!
    its so cute to watch them follow her around. I know she is a girl cause she finally started buckweating. [​IMG]
    she is all better now.
    Pics anyone?
     
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  2. chrishel

    chrishel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely! Need you ask? [​IMG]

    You need to post pics of her brood and her little family as they grow up!
     
  3. 1st_chicken

    1st_chicken Out Of The Brooder

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    My camera is still charging...... [​IMG]

    I have to wait for at least a few hours before i can take some pics. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. cupman

    cupman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I always found it a bit fascinating with different species take the mother role. Dogs, pigs, whatever.. I've seen many examples of this. Very cool. Of course we want pics. I had a similar thing happen, accidentally shut a RIR grown hen in the garage with my two brooders and when I woke up she was fast asleep under the heat lamp while all my babies were freezing to death on the concrete garage floor. Chickens are a bit more selfish.
     
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  5. flgardengirl

    flgardengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sunny side up :)
    Very cool. I have a lavender orpington rooster that adopts chicks, ducks, turkey poults, kittens, anything baby! He mothers them and scratches up bugs and calls them, protects them from other critters etc. and they all follow him around. I bet he can't wait till spring so he can play nanny again lol.
     
  6. KrisH

    KrisH Chillin' With My Peeps

    I hope the guinea learns from the chicks. Not sure a guinea hen should home school chicks.

    RobertH
     
  7. GuineaLady93

    GuineaLady93 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What is that supposed to mean?? My guineas are a lot nicer and smarter than my chickens.
     
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  8. 1st_chicken

    1st_chicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok here are two pics. sorry if they are kinda blurry.

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    This is the guinea above, a month or so ago when she was injured.
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  9. flgardengirl

    flgardengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sunny side up :)
    That's so cute. She probably wanted some friends. I'm glad she is feeling better.
     

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