I let my keets out in the run today - Pics

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by melroseladi, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. melroseladi

    melroseladi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I locked the adult guineas and the chickens out of the run today and let my keets and their silkie moms out to play in the run. The guineas and chickens lined up along the outside and watched and pecked at the chainlink and all tried to con me into opening the gates to let them back in so they could investigate.

    Moms when they were setting on the eggs

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    Moms and babies

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  2. cat1994

    cat1994 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] to cute
     
  3. melroseladi

    melroseladi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will say they are much calmer then my keets who were raised by the guinea hen. They still run and are flighty but not nearly as much as my other keets were. The black silkie is extremely protective and charges at the pen wall whenever any of the others get to close to the pen.
     
  4. cat1994

    cat1994 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 12, 2010
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    Oh she is just trying to be good momma that is exactly why I got Silkies in the first place to be great broodies for my other breeds of birds
     
  5. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    What great mommas..and what cute keets!

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  6. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL, adorable! I don't think a keet could ask for a more soft, comfy Momma to snuggle up to [​IMG]
    Congrats on your success with them [​IMG]
     
  7. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller Premium Member

    Quote:OMG are they siamese Twin Silkies. Waaayyy too cute.
     
  8. melroseladi

    melroseladi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    perchie.girl :

    Quote:OMG are they siamese Twin Silkies. Waaayyy too cute.

    LOL @ Siamese twin silkies. The silkies are hatch mates both hatched out on Christmas day. It was amazing watching them set on the eggs, stealing them from each other, and then taking turns going out to eat, drink, and take dust baths. They are definitely co-parenting the keets. The black silkie is much more assertive then the other one, so much so that I swore it was a roo until she laid an egg, lol.

    It is amazing watching them with the keets. They even beak feed the keets which I never saw happen with the guinea hen.​
     

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