My Guinea Keets Are Here! (pics)

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by dangerouschicken, Jun 6, 2008.

  1. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

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    We had a big rattler near our front gate the other day, and I thought, "That's it. I'm getting some guineas." So now I have 6 day-olds in the brooder. They are so tiny and sweet. I love how they all cheap in unison, just like adult guineas. They are 5 different colors: white, lavender, pearl, french, and 2 pied. Here are some pics!

    They look exhausted

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    Beautiful lavender baby

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    A close-up of a french? Not sure....
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    Any other guinea owners out there? [​IMG]
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I have guineas and I hatched some about 2 weeks ago. Those little things are LOUD.
     
  3. Chirpy

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    I have my first Guineas in the brooder right now. They just turned a month old. I've got Lavendar and Pearl.

    They sure are adorable when their little huh?
     
  4. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

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    Hey both of you, are they always so half-dead looking when they are a day old? Mine look either sick or sleepy. Let's just hope sleepy. Advice?
     
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Mine were like speed racers then flopped face down exhausted to sleep then back up and racing again.
     
  6. Chirpy

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    Ditto on what MissPrissy said.

    Mine never looked half dead .. they were either racing around or sleeping.
     
  7. dangerouschicken

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    They are sleeping then. My DH has me paranoid [​IMG]
     
  8. MTtroutwithwings

    MTtroutwithwings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have guinea eggs in the bator, just 7 though. I use to have 2 male pearls but we lost them to stray ranch dogs. They were wonderful little buggers & snake guards too! You've seen the property now, we have em' too! Yikes!
     
  9. dangerouschicken

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    I've been checking them on their first night. They seem to all be active when awake, then very asleep, just as you all said. I am a little worried about predators too, but I'm going to chance it. I would rather not have snakes [​IMG]
     
  10. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Those screamers are cute!!!

    Will a lavender stay that color?
     

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