Frankie and Slim
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
FLOCK OF FINE FEATHERED FOWL FRIENDS
All is well in the world of guinea fowl. The eggs Michael gathered when he was here and we put under a broody chicken began hatching on Sunday. I counted four the first day. The second day we moved hen and nine keets into a nest box on the ground. Today we have 12 healthy keets and a very happy and protective mother hen.
If you will remember, after we had the hen on the guinea fowl eggs for eight days, our granddaughter Hope and her friend gathered them to surprise me. We quickly and carefully returned the eggs to the nest not knowing if the hatch would be jeopardized. As you can see, it was not.
There are still eight eggs under the hen that might hatch. These little babies are so cute. My son said the are the story of the Ugly Duckling in reverse. These are cute when little then grow into weird looking guinea fowl. LOL