The weather was a little cooler this weekend. So when Little Missy and Little Time came over yesterday ,
they enjoyed some outdoor time playing bumper cars.
Ms. Lame Lucy has gone broody , which means she's sitting on those eggs and trying to hatch them. She's been on the nest for 2 nights now and I hope she hatches a few , we're down to 7 guineas and could use a few more around here. It takes 28 days for them to hatch , so we're looking at Sept. 3rd date for some baby keets hopefully.
This is the nest by the goat lot , it has 9 eggs. I've also removed 3 green eggs over the weekend from this nest , which were hen eggs. One of the hens my friend gave me has decided she likes laying with the guineas (LOL).
This guinea hen has been hanging out in the coop with Lame Lucy , I guess she is her guard , she won't let the chickens near that nesting box. Yesterday I only collected 2 chicken eggs and the green egg from the guinea nest outside the coop. I think the guinea fowl were chasing the chickens out of the coop and away from the broody guinea. I'm not sure what I'll do about that if it continues. Today has been better , I've been checking every few hours and the hens have been laying in the other nesting box. I'm hoping the problem works it self out.
Someone ask me how you tell the female and male guineas apart awhile back. You can tell by their wattles , the pic above is a male , their wattles are shaped different , the males have wattles that hang and move about. The female wattles are smaller and closer to their head and don't move or giggle , they're shaped different too. If you look at these 2 pics , you should see what I'm talking about , although the last pic isn't great quality , you can see the shape of the wattle and how it drops down. It's really hard to get a good close-up of the male guineas , they move around to much.
So , how was your weekend ?
~ Many Blessings ~