Guinea fowl with babies

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by poultryfan73, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. poultryfan73

    poultryfan73 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im curious to see what a guinea hen with her babies looks like. Anyone have any pictures?
     
  2. sred98

    sred98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will sometime in the next few days! LOL! Damselfish is going to be a co-Grandma with me. Her little female she gave me is sitting on about 24 eggs! I am sure the ones that are left are fertile and growing, because last week she cleaned out her nest of all the rotten ones. [​IMG] I had no idea what she was doing! I just saw her jump off the nest, carrying an egg and she ran as fast as she could and threw it over the gate. I thought she was eating her eggs, but when I looked, it was black. [​IMG]

    I just checked her and none were hatching. She is right at 3 weeks, tomorrow.

    Shelly
     
  3. Struttn1

    Struttn1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have got 2 somewhere in the field on nests so I should be seeing some soon unless the critters have gotten them.
     
  4. houndit

    houndit There is no H or F in Orpington!

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  5. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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  6. damselfish

    damselfish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmm, where is the co-grandma dance smiley?

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    Hi Shelly, that's awesome that you've got one sitting. Ours sat for about 30 days before anything showed up, so don't give up! Shelly you will understand why I made DH be the one to go get rid of the other eggs after she quit sitting. I was afraid I'd hear peeping again & have to haul out the emergency incubation setup!

    Here's a pic (or two or three). These were hatched just after Memorial Day weekend...hatched by mama & running around with her ever since. These pics are from last week.

    Mama and the most "daddy-like" of the boys check things out before leading the keets away from shelter:
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    Keets with three adults...the honor guard.
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    Keep close to mama, now...
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    Sometimes a keet just needs to sit down.
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  7. poultryfan73

    poultryfan73 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awww what beautiful pictures!
     
  8. Struttn1

    Struttn1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well at least one of them is still surviving. The white one showed up in the yard today picking clover with the rooster then after a bit she went flying back into the grown up field with the rooster right behind her. I suspect we will be seeing her with babies in the yard in the next week or two.
     
  9. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

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    awww! i can't wait! we have 2 pairs, they seem to rotate so the hens show up in the evening for a little while- they were nesting up above the house and last week moved to another area, so not sure whats up with that, this is their first year-
     
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

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