Slim and Franke

Slim and Franke

Saturday, July 12, 2008

CUTE IS CUTE



My Australorp hen hatched these Guinea Fowl chicks. Isn't it amazing that Guinea chicks are so cute and grow up to be such wierd looking creatures? We are hopeful this hen will be a good, protective mama until the chicks are big enough to take on the world. Hatched on the 10th, they are named for my cousin Frank. These are the Frankies.
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4 comments:

  1. They are so cute. What fun to be raising chicks.

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  2. Tabor, it IS fun to raise chicks but it is also traumatic when our efforts fail. It feels like taking two steps forward and three steps back. Out of 19 Guinea Fowl chicks from last year, none survived. Out of eight six-month old Guineas we bought, only one survives (or remains. We're not really sure what happened to the other 7. They just disappeared). The one is Milton. Even our success with chicken chicks is not very good. We had 30 one-day old chicks on April 2, 2008 and they have already dwindled to 19 as predators sneak up and grab their lunch or dinner at will. Today we have (knock on wood) a 45 strong healthy fowl flock.

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  3. There's nothing cuter than baby fowl (except kittens). A friend of mine who has a mini-farm brought me some fresh eggs. The shells are all sorts of different shades and hues of tan. I'm going to the paint store at lunch and get some paint swatches that duplicate those colors. My house needs interior painting and I'm going to use the color variations in different rooms. Can't wait to get started -- I'll be living in eggshells!!!

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  4. I love the first picture with eggs, broken eggs, then the chicks:)

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