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My babies are growing up......

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by WestKnollAmy, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady Premium Member

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    They are totally adorable at 4 weeks old but do not let me catch them as easily now that they have been moved out to a open air brooder with the wire bottom. They are flying around and having a blast but hate for me to catch them and love on them. But gosh, they are sooooo cute!

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    Here is the one that is my odd ball. Only one this color but still lovely.

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    I have plexiglass on one end of the brooder to protect from rain blowing into the coop but giving them light. I still need to get them a mirror that is safe.

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    I just think they are all so pretty and fun to watch! And they are already making their little calling noises! I often hear a girl which I am surprised at hearing at only 4 weeks old. Haven't figured out which one it is yet as they all hush and look at me when I peer in at them.

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    What am I going to do when all my little babies are grown enough to go out and play? I won't be able to catch them and love on them anymore!
     
  2. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aww, growin' so fast! Great pics!

    Your "oddball" looks like a Pied Buff Dundotte to me [​IMG]

    When they are all grown up and old enough to breed then you'll have some more pretty keets to love on [​IMG]
     
  3. jcatblum

    jcatblum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So how many will you have in your flock for next year? They do look adorable.
     
  4. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady Premium Member

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    I only have 11 babies right now and 2 adults out wandering the farm.
    This is my first year with Guineas though I have had chickens for many years as well as ducks, off and on.
    I just can't believe how totally cute Guinea keets are! I just wish they were more like my chicks and wanted to be petted and loved. Some of my chicks hang on my back and shoulders while I am trying to do chores and sometimes are annoying. I just wish the Guineas were not scared of me. If I had more meal worms I would be feeding them out of my hand if I could. But all of mine are beetles or tiny worms right now.
     
  5. Balefire

    Balefire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So cute guinnies [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] thanks for sharing the pics
     
  6. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady Premium Member

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    Quote:Thanks! I think back when it hatched you told me you thought it would be a buff Dundotte and being pied would be nice, too. [​IMG] I just call it an oddball because it is the only one of that color that hatched out of all the eggs I hatched for a friend and I just had to keep it! The earls and lavs are very pretty but being only one in it's color makes it rather unique to me.

    I will be putting it in the breeding pen with the lavs so a predator won't get it and hopefully it is a girl and can give me great eggs![​IMG]
     

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