we got our guineas! - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 2 Old 08-13-2011, 10:23 AM - Thread Starter
 
hildare's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: in-the-sticks-off-a-dirt-road, GA
Posts: 2,687
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

we got 15 keets and though 5 of them mysteriously disappeared (we fixed the problem, which was escape + cats) we put them under one of our ever broody buff orps. 

she hadn't been broody for very long, which must have been quite a surprise.  plus, the guinea babies are really super active.  i bet mama hen is questioning her broodiness decision and her unusual offspring right now. 

thought anybody else trying this might like to know:  we put them in a cage with a nestbox under the buff orp but she didn't like them at first.  when she "roosted" at night, dh snuck in and put her back on the nest box and the next morning, she had apparently forgotten that they appeared out of nowhere, and helped them eat and stay warm.  hooray!!


Is it getting lonely in the echo chamber yet?

hildare is offline  
#2 of 2 Old 08-20-2011, 09:12 PM
 
courtenay_e's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: In my own little piece of paradise
Posts: 8,164
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)

Awesome.  :)  I am looking forward to getting a handful of chocolate keets in the spring.  We will have a couple of broody hens by that time, so hopefully at least one of them will help the keets to acclimate to life. 

 


Mama to two awesome kids. Wife to a wonderful, attached, loving husband. I love my job-- I'm a Midwife, Doula and Childbirth Educator, Classes forming now!

courtenay_e is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off