Guineas again, now in CO!

Sydney65

Crowing
Aug 2, 2019
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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.
I'm still trying to figure out what got ahold of her. All of the likely characters makes it amazing she got away and survived.
As long as it's open and red,it could be an enticement to the others to peck or engage in cannibalism. But I'm sure you know this. It doesn't look like it got to the muscle though. It reminds me of a dog I found once that had been abused-basically hided. Terrifying to look at but the vet basically just stitched it back up. Keep us updated,@tranquiliti
 

tranquiliti

Chirping
Oct 26, 2021
5
30
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Colorado, USA
I'm still trying to figure out what got ahold of her. All of the likely characters makes it amazing she got away and survived.
As long as it's open and red,it could be an enticement to the others to peck or engage in cannibalism. But I'm sure you know this. It doesn't look like it got to the muscle though. It reminds me of a dog I found once that had been abused-basically hided. Terrifying to look at but the vet basically just stitched it back up. Keep us updated,@tranquiliti
Me toooooo… agh, and I’m @ work in the pharmacy for 8 hours so I can’t spend all day talking to her!
 

theoldchick

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tranquiliti

Chirping
Oct 26, 2021
5
30
74
Colorado, USA
I'm still trying to figure out what got ahold of her. All of the likely characters makes it amazing she got away and survived.
As long as it's open and red,it could be an enticement to the others to peck or engage in cannibalism. But I'm sure you know this. It doesn't look like it got to the muscle though. It reminds me of a dog I found once that had been abused-basically hided. Terrifying to look at but the vet basically just stitched it back up. Keep us updated,@tranquiliti
She was roosted up high in the greenhouse and cooed softly to me when I poked my head in to check after work; taking one day at a time for now. 🤞
 

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