Wednesday, June 10, 2009

~ Literally ....... Up on the Roof ~

Shadow was chasing the guinea yesterday , they took refuge on the new rooftop. I've tried to break him from chasing them , but it's not working. I don't think he means any harm , it's almost like he's trying to herd them .

The photo above shows one of the guinea looking for bugs on the potatoes , they walk down the rows and peck away. Wish they would eat all the weeds (LOL).

Shhhhh ! Sunday afternoon I was walking through the field on my herb walk and I noticed a guinea egg lying near a log , as I bent over to pick
it up I caught a glimpse of a guinea under the log. I watched her all evening , she came out after awhile , so I went to check it out and sure enough , I found ..........

13 eggs in her nest , since Sunday she has laid 2 more , a total of 15 so far. We're trying to figure out how to protect her once she goes broody. I've been reading about how some people move the nest or enclose the area , so predators can't get the guinea hen. We're leaning toward enclosing the area and giving Shadow a night watchman job (LOL) , to let him earn his keep.

~ Blessings ~


Flassie's Fil'a said...

Wow! 13eggs! 13 eggs and counting,
13 eggs and nesting, 13 eggs, can mean 13 keets, I wonder if it is just one guiena a laying? lol!

JoyceAnn said...

Flassie ,
I believe just 1 hen is laying , I've been checking everyday and only 1 egg has been added each day , there's a total of 16 eggs in the nest now. I think there's another hen trying to lay in the nest , but she evidently will not let her. I found another egg near the log today , plus the 1 found Sunday lying near the log , looks like someone else is trying to get to the nest., but she's not playing that game.

I'm so excited , sure hope they hatch. I can probably sell some of the keets if we don't keep them.

~ Blessings ~

Flassie's Fil'a said...

Violette is giving away four of
her books, if you want to get in
on her birthday giveaway. You have
till tomorrow the 14th. I think she is picking names on her birthday June 15th.

LOL! My word verification is bookete.

God Bless You and Yours!!!