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First keets
« on: June 02, 2014, 10:20:42 pm »
First batch of keets hatched out this weekend.

Brooded by a barred rock hen,  14 keets




The guard dog watching over them


Still have a guinea hen sitting on 29 eggs



And another barred rock hen didn't come in tonight,  so thinking she might be sitting on a nest now too since we haven't had any guinea eggs since the hen started sitting 2 weeks ago.  Will have to see if we can find the nest and move her inside so she is protected.
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Re: First keets
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2014, 10:35:16 pm »
 :-[  your barred is just as cute as those keets! And the dog too!! What a good girl
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Re: First keets
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2014, 09:45:57 am »
Nice Robo.  Looks like your going to have quite a flock by the time all those little ones grow up.
   We didnt hatch any eggs this year.. getting 6 to 10 eggs a day and thats too many for us. They are nice to give away to friends and neighbors. Keeps the good will closer to the surface when their leaky hummingbird feeder gets several thousand bees hanging from it  ;D
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Re: First keets
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2014, 10:11:24 am »
Most of these are going.  We currently have 10 guineas and will probably keep a couple whites ones, and maybe a couple pied.   They rest will get new homes.  We have had upwards of 20 guineas before and the noise (and frequency) increases exponentially.   So far the neighbors have been great,  but don't want to push our luck.   This last generation seems to "wander" much further than we have had in the past.
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Re: First keets
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2014, 01:56:49 pm »
  hehe, keeping on good terms with the neighbors is always wise.
   Had a nasty neighbor once that had sheep and guinea hens.. never bothered me when they (Hens) wandered our way..  then the incidents between this neighbor and others started escalating....   I stayed well out of it... but I would mention that those birds TASTE really good!
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Re: First keets
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2014, 07:11:00 am »
Good hens you got there Rob, Great pictures. Too bad your not closer I could use some of them. The ticks are bad this year. Tom

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Re: First keets
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2014, 10:55:27 am »
We have had upwards of 20 guineas before and the noise (and frequency) increases exponentially.
<chuckle>

Btw, that's one mama that will be glad when the kids go off to college!!!  :D

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Re: First keets
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2014, 08:51:14 am »
love the pics of your lil critters. My neighbors have guineas and i love when they come to visitin the mornings

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Re: First keets
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2014, 09:08:30 am »
Pics from a previous years...





And the secret nest that was found


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Re: First keets
« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2014, 11:13:08 am »
Pics from a previous years...





And the secret nest that was found



Hmm, interesting...no pictures showing.  BUT...while I'm typing this I can see the URL's in the editor window.  ???  If I remove the image tags the inks are visible but if I add them (the tags) back the links disappear???

http://www.bushkillfarms.com/gallery2/d/1292-1/IMG_0481.JPG
http://www.bushkillfarms.com/gallery2/d/1295-1/IMG_0482.JPG
http://www.bushkillfarms.com/gallery2/d/1303-2/IMG_1795.JPG
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Re: First keets
« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2014, 11:19:00 am »
...but, that first link simply sends me to a page on your website. ??

ETA...actually all of the image links send me to the same webpage....  Ed

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Re: First keets
« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2014, 10:39:22 pm »
Son in law had to shoot there Dominicker (or Bar) rooster last week, it got so it would attack my daughter or grandson when they went toward  the hen house or garden? I never seen a mean Dom. rooster, but had and seen many White leghorn roosters that would flog you. Jack

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Re: First keets
« Reply #12 on: June 30, 2014, 07:50:58 am »
Still have a guinea hen sitting on 29 eggs

And another barred rock hen didn't come in tonight,  so thinking she might be sitting on a nest now too since we haven't had any guinea eggs since the hen started sitting 2 weeks ago.  Will have to see if we can find the nest and move her inside so she is protected.

UPDATE:

Sitting guinea had 25 keets (can you find the 2 white?) - missing barred rock never found  :sad:



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