I'm INSANE!! I Bought More Guineas!

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by swampducks, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. swampducks

    swampducks Overrun With Guineas

    Feb 29, 2008
    Barton City, MI
    Only 30. From Estes Hatchery who is having a sale saying 30 for 1.60 ea or 60 for 1.25 ea.

    I called them at 4:30 their time yesterday afternoon, got right through and was told they'd ship TODAY. Then when she totaled up my order she had given me the 1.25 price. I think they're just trying to get rid of them as quickly as possible now.

    They have one more hatch scheduled for the sale next week, then they're done for the year.

    I just couldn't not get more after the fiasco with Meyer. I've still got 11 of those left and at least some of them finally seem to be recovering from the hellish trip they had.

    Estes says they'll ship to Michigan via airmail and should get here by Friday morning at the latest.

    Now I have to go to the feed store and get more supplies. [​IMG]

    My husband still thinks I'm a nut!
     
  2. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    Hey....it's ONLY 30 more, right??

    LOL! Enjoy your new babies
     
  3. brandywine

    brandywine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Bwaa haaa haaa haaa haaa.

    You only ordered 30.

    Charging you the lower price is a warning sign. They're sending you 60. Mebbe more.
     
  4. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    How long does it take for guineas to mature? Will they be mature by the time they are old enough for the outside?
     
  5. kinnip

    kinnip Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2008
    Carrollton, GA
    I'm insane too! Not as insane as you though. I only bought eight and 9 EEs. DBF has given up trying to reason with me. Now he just sighs and asks what needs to be built next.
     
  6. swampducks

    swampducks Overrun With Guineas

    Feb 29, 2008
    Barton City, MI
    Quote:I was free ranging my first ones at the tender age of 6 weeks. They'll have plenty of feathers by the time of the first frosts here, even if they come by the middle of September.
     
  7. swampducks

    swampducks Overrun With Guineas

    Feb 29, 2008
    Barton City, MI
    Quote:Yeah, I was wondering about that. Even their website mentions packing peanuts in their orders.

    We shall see. Tomorrow, apparently. The mail already came today.
     
  8. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
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    Only 30...

    And I only bought 29 chicks, set 2 dozen EEs, 2 dozen guineas and have a dozen duck eggs coming.... only...

    Famous last word. [​IMG]
     
  9. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

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    THAT IS A LOT OF GUINEAS! [​IMG]

    You do know they make noise, right?
     
  10. jenjen

    jenjen Out Of The Brooder

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    Just what DOES one do with 30 of them?? I have 5 and could NOT imagine 30. They are new to me and good entertainment. I call them "The Circus."
     

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