Look what I found in the yard today

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by Katy, Aug 9, 2009.

  1. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    My guinea population had dwindled down to 6 guineas over the last several years. The last 3 or 4 years they hadn't raised any due to the dogs finding the nests or the few that did hatch didn't make it to adulthood. So this year I decided to get some eggs to hatch from a fellow BYCer. I had a great hatch and hatched 18. This afternoon I took my housedog out to pee and this is what we found in the grass by one of the grain bins......now I'm going to have more than I wanted!

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  2. gocrow77

    gocrow77 Crow's Nest

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    Too cute! I love pics of keets following the adults.
     
  3. fasbendera

    fasbendera Songster

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    They are so cute. You have a herd now not a flock.
     
  4. Chicks R Friends NOT Food

    Chicks R Friends NOT Food Songster

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    Oh too cute. The little fluff balls and the polka dot feathers... [​IMG]
     
  5. Soccer Mom

    Soccer Mom Songster

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    Aw!!!!!!!!! Babies! Too cute! [​IMG] Keets are some of the cutest babies. How many are there? I think I counted 8 in the photo.
     
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  6. New adventure

    New adventure Songster

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    What a sweet, sneaky surprise!
     
  7. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:Somewhere between 8 & 10 I think....I couldn't get an accurate count. I'm sure the next time I see them there will less of them. They were heading out into the weeds in the cow lot.
     
  8. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    How cute!! [​IMG] Just watch them to make sure she doesn't loose any. My hen hatched 9 babies and lost everyone of them by the time they were a month old. [​IMG]
     
  9. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I love hatching baby keets, I've always done it for a friend that asks me to hatch for her but can't keep any right here at the house. They are so cute when they hatch out, alot different than hatching chicks. Quick little buggers!

    Too cute Katy!!!
     
  10. hikerchick

    hikerchick Songster

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    You can never have too many guineas.
     

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