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Guinea Keat in my bed..tragedy averted

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by rooster0209, Sep 8, 2008.

  1. rooster0209

    rooster0209 Songster

    Apr 7, 2008
    North Dakota
    Yesterday morning I went to let the chickens out into the run. The light in the brooder was out luckily all keats were doing good. Changed the bulb and went back inside.

    A few hours later went back out to check on everyone. The new bulb was out and one little Keat was layed over on its side. Replaced the bulb and brought the ice cold little fellow in. Its been in the 50's here and I just knew this guy was as gonner.

    My hands are always cold and I couldnt get the guy warm. Then an unconventional idea came to me. I was making crab apple jelly and had the fruit steeping on the stove. I held the guy against the pot to warm him up. I kept switching sides and soon he was a bit more active...but I was exhausted.

    So off to bed for a nap we went, Pooh (doxie), the keat, the cats and me...this time with a heating pad. Pooh hogged the pad and left just enough room for the Keat to snuggle between us.

    Woke up 2hr later, lifted the covers expecting to see a dead bird. Nope [​IMG] The little guy was sitting up & looking around.

    Today the ungrateful Keat is back in w/his brothers and sisters and scared to death of me [​IMG]
  2. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

    Jul 18, 2008
    Indiana, Pennsylvania
    ha ha oh gosh! Well, im sure you'd rather him be terrified of you than in birdie heaven [​IMG]

    Cute story! [​IMG] Glad yous aved him!

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