Dh and I gathered all the keets up yesterday. It took us an hour , yep they're fast little newborns. He ran them out of the pen and I tried to catch them , boy was it a sight. The keets ran straight out of the holding pen into the goat pen , when I went into the goat pen to try and get them , they ran through the fence into the chicken run , when I went into the chicken run they ran out in the high grass or back to the goat pen (LOL). We finally gave on that idea and I decided we needed a net. So I went to the out building and found 2 butterfly nets , we've never used them to catch butterflies , but they were perfect for capturing keets. We waited for them to come back to the holding pen and scooped them up quickly and put them in a bucket. The adult guineas didn't know what to think , but they didn't attack us. They just ran around trying to keep an eye on the keets. There are 11 little keets , they're doing well. I'll keep them in the house for a couple of weeks , then move them to the chicken coop for a month or so before releasing them with the others. I felt so bad taking them away from their mother , but I knew they wouldn't survive if I didn't. I kept telling the mother guinea , she would be getting them back in a couple of weeks. She did an excellent job of getting them hatched , the mother is one of the guinea keets that were hatched by our chicken last year. Need to get off computer and go clean the aquarium , give them food and fresh water , so they can get settled in for the night.
~ Many Blessings ~