Keets in the Mail

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by perchie.girl, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller Premium Member

    Woo Hoo [​IMG] I just received my first shipment of Keets ever. From PeepsCA, they arrived all perky and peeping and running about the little container. She packed them with watermelon slices zip tied to the side of the box. So they smelled of Watermelon. I peeked in the holes at the post office to see a couple nibbling on the pink stuff.

    There is no room here where I live to set up a brooder so mom offered space in her garage. Last time a car was in that garage was 1967 lol... [​IMG] I got them to moms house, and unpacked them. They are OH MY GAWD cute. [​IMG] Everyone had their drink and then once I added food began busily scattering food everywhere... There is one little teeny fella in there and hes right in front on top of the food, with his little teeny winglets [​IMG] braced on his brothers while he ate.

    I would have to say that watermelon was a total success. They had it eaten almost down to the white on both sides of the container. I think I will get them some more just for to make sure everyone is getting enough water. And of course some scrambled egg balls. I will get pix then.

    Just a side note.... Watermelon Poops are red. and just as yummy as the watermelon. LOL. [​IMG]

    I have ten five week old keets that are going up to my house this weekend so their cage will be the next house for the babies When they are big enough.
     
  2. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yay!!! [​IMG]

    I am SO relieved they all got there in one piece (and ALL of them alive, no casualties!)... This was my first time ever shipping keets, and it seems to have worked out perfectly! [​IMG] I can't wait to see pics! I was in such a manic rush trying to get them to the post office so that they left there at the right time [​IMG] that I didn't get a chance to take pics of them before they left [​IMG] And as I mentioned in my email, I lost count as I was fillin' up the box, so I think there's 32 or 33 (whoopsie) [​IMG]

    LOL @ watermelon aroma and watermelon poops... I didn't even think about those aspects, I just wanted them to have moisture and something to do while in route [​IMG]

    Thanks again [​IMG] I know those babies went to an EXCELLENT home!!! [​IMG]
     
  3. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller Premium Member

    I will get pix this afternoon, when I go back over to Moms. I am temporarily living with my 95 year old grandma so I try not to be gone and leave her alone too long. She gets around really well even is still driving but I want to be here if something comes up that she cant handle.

    Once I get pix I have a buncha color identification questions.... [​IMG]
     
  4. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WOW! Go Grannie! 95 and still drivin' [​IMG]

    No prob on the ID questions... I hatched em, and hundreds more just like em [​IMG] so tellin' you what the colors in question are should be easy [​IMG]
     
  5. chimneyrock

    chimneyrock Out Of The Brooder

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    aaawwwee! Congrats! Aren't they just the cutest! I have 6 3-5 weekers![​IMG]
     
  6. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller Premium Member

    Quote:Yep runnin around peeping and wearing their Cute Suits. Wittle fwuzzy Cute Suits.... can you tell I am smitten.... [​IMG]
     
  7. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller Premium Member

    Quote:Yep Grandma was born in 1916, was a Rosie the Riveter, Fired three husbands, and Married my Grandpa when she was 35. (moms dad was husband number one) She still does her own taxes and Though she passed her drivers license test about two weeks ago she didn't pass the eye test. So she went to a new Optometrist and he adjusted her glasses and signed off so she can get her license renewed for at least two more years. Shes been driving since 1928 at the tender age of twelve when her dad didn't get the hang of driving a car. He would hollar "Woah" at stop signs but didnt get the hang of putting on the breaks.... Too many years of driving Mules.

    Love my grandma.... shes a hoot. Shes slowing down a bit but thats about all.
     
  8. Chiko

    Chiko Chillin' With My Peeps

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    PICTURES please! [​IMG]
     
  9. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    perchie.girl :

    Yep runnin around peeping and wearing their Cute Suits. Wittle fwuzzy Cute Suits.... can you tell I am smitten.... [​IMG]

    Awww... lol smitten [​IMG] Maybe you should order another batch, hehe [​IMG]
     
  10. cracking up

    cracking up Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's the 'year of the guinea' at Debs house. So glad they made it okay.
     

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