Monday, June 2, 2008

Meet the new babies

Since moving to SC, we got day old chicks back in March. The hens should be laying around the end of summer. They are getting pretty big now. One of the roosters just started crowing. It was so sweet!

We also wanted to get something to help control the bugs. So we got some guinea keets on Saturday. I sure hope they eat fire ants! In the picture above, you can see one of the chickens checking out the new guinea keets.

They are so cute! We have to keep them penned up for awhile, so they can learn where home is. If we let them out too soon, they would probably go away and not come back, or be eaten by predators. So to keep that from happening will keep them penned up for about 8 weeks or so.

I am new to guineas, so if anyone has any advice for me, please let me know.


Cathy Santarsiero, "The Christmas Corgi" said...

Hi Nancy! We have only 2 chickens which are approximately the same age as yours I think. I hope they will eat some of the ticks. They are just awful around here.

Have a happy weekend!

Cathy ^..^