Guineas again, now in CO!

tranquiliti

Chirping
Oct 26, 2021
5
30
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Colorado, USA
Hi everyone!

I’ve been lurking on several threads here since I came home with 4 keets near the end of June, but the long one started by @Sydney65 regarding coccidiosis had me hooked.

Thanks for the welcoming environment here!

My fluff babies have now passed 17 weeks of age, and incidentally encountered their first suspected predator attack last week. The injured bird, a presumed pullet, is still able to fly, eat/drink (her preferred fluid during recovery has been Hydro-Hen, with plain water available free choice), and vocalize her concerns 😉 but the wound is taking its time to heal. The members of this mini flock that have earned names are Chief, the boss of everyone (and least-willing to be handled), and Scout, who is somewhat of a doofus that wanders off but is certainly the cuddliest.
I thought that reintegrating the injured bird might be smoothest by starting her off with Scout, but she knows that something’s still “off” and has only gone into attack mode when I try to put “him” with her!
So I’m monitoring carefully, and sorry for hijacking my intro post with a recent bird problem.
 

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Sydney65

Crowing
Aug 2, 2019
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Indiana
Hi everyone!

I’ve been lurking on several threads here since I came home with 4 keets near the end of June, but the long one started by @Sydney65 regarding coccidiosis had me hooked.

Thanks for the welcoming environment here!

My fluff babies have now passed 17 weeks of age, and incidentally encountered their first suspected predator attack last week. The injured bird, a presumed pullet, is still able to fly, eat/drink (her preferred fluid during recovery has been Hydro-Hen, with plain water available free choice), and vocalize her concerns 😉 but the wound is taking its time to heal. The members of this mini flock that have earned names are Chief, the boss of everyone (and least-willing to be handled), and Scout, who is somewhat of a doofus that wanders off but is certainly the cuddliest.
I thought that reintegrating the injured bird might be smoothest by starting her off with Scout, but she knows that something’s still “off” and has only gone into attack mode when I try to put “him” with her!
So I’m monitoring carefully, and sorry for hijacking my intro post with a recent bird problem.
Welcome! Be warned, you can get lost within my guinea escapades. There's not much I won't do for them, even if it means endless questions. Lol. Fortunately, I get sound instruction from this forum's egg-sperts.
 

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