Guinea question

Sydney65

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Glad you got most of them. I’m really sorry you lost some though. :(

My 3 new keets are 2 lavender and 1 pearl. I think 2 are boys and ones a girl, which make 2 of each. :) I’m going to house them with my bantams after quarantine. Is this a good idea? Brave is attached to some of the bantams, so I don’t really want to take her away from them.
I don't have chickens, but our mentors here that do say housing them together is a bad idea bc guineas play rougher than chickens. Chickens end up defeathered, beat up,stressed, possibly mated, or dead. If they have separate housing, they say, when they're out free ranging, there aren't any problems.
I know how my boys "played", and it's pretty rough.
I understand your concern abt Brave being attached; I mentioned the remaining twin being traumatized. But I was just now outside watching mine- I have the hen in the kennel so all the keets stay close to it but getting to free range. Watching, I see that the twin is in the center of the younger ones; whatever it does, they do, and it watches out for them. In the coop, they snuggle up to the twin, climb on top of it- Brave will be ok. 😉
 

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Yay! Unfortunately Ida made her effects known all the way here Monday despite weathermen saying it wldnt. We went from bright sunny day to massive downpour in less time than it took me to run out the back door to round everyone up, and they high tailed it into the cornfield.
In the end, Mama came back with 10 of 21 keets. I found 4 more of hers, 1 of the twins, and the set of triplets. No sign of the other 7 keets, the other twin, Nuggie or PJ, my 3 yr olds.
I sold the triplets this weekend who will be loved and not eaten by a little girl, which is good bc Mama Rose was horrid with them, and my 6 wk old no longer a twin is traumatized. 😔
So being the logical person that I am in times of heartbreak, I bid on 15 eggs, knowing there was no way I would win w/the high number of bidders.
...and now I have 18 eggs in the new incubator.:idunno:gig
Oh what a bummer Sydney!!! We are really dying for rain here in Oklahoma! It is so so dry. We had rain forecast that didn’t come. Now we have at least another week forecast of 100 degree days with no rain in sight. Everything is getting so dry around here… My guineas momma, Welsh, is sitting on 19 eggs in the coop. I think I need to set up the evaporative cooler for her again…
 

Sydney65

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Oh what a bummer Sydney!!! We are really dying for rain here in Oklahoma! It is so so dry. We had rain forecast that didn’t come. Now we have at least another week forecast of 100 degree days with no rain in sight. Everything is getting so dry around here… My guineas momma, Welsh, is sitting on 19 eggs in the coop. I think I need to set up the evaporative cooler for her again…
I swear if they put as much effort to move water as they do gas and oil, this could be remedied.
 

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