We have been so excited this week over our new family members. Saturday afternoon we got 10 new teeny tiny baby Guineas!! Thank you so much Susan for thinking of us when finding homes for your babies.
These little "keets" (baby Guineas) are just too cute. Seriously so small! Our 10 little ones ranged from one day to a couple of weeks old. They have settled into the chick hut on our back porch and are eating, drinking and sleeping well. Sleeping very well... so well that sometimes they just fall over while eating... LOL Then they jump up and run to huddle with the others.
What is different from them and baby chickens... well these keets are skittish and well, besides running from end to end of their new hut... they take off and fly! So that chicken wire top has to stay as closed down as possible!
We have not named them yet... as you see they move like lightening and a are a blur unless asleep. Only one has a nickname so far. We were thrilled that we were able to get one solid white keet! I have been calling "it" Snowflake. Hubby rolls his eyes and says no... but I like that name. I think it is cute. LOL
So a couple of weeks ago I was telling you about the birds nest up on a wood carving on our back porch. Wrens, both Momma and Daddy have been coming and going all day long for weeks. Every year we get a nest somewhere on or around the back porch. I have tried so hard to leave them alone and not intrude... but this week I just had get a peek!
Now with my tip toes, arm stretched out and camera as far as I could stretch this is all I could get. I don't do chairs or ladders well... accident prone and no depth perception I avoid climbing unless it is a totally have to situation. So as soon as Hubby came home from the feed store I did my little pout face, pretty please and he gave in and got me a fabulous photo down in the nest!
There are at least 5 or 6 little birdies down in there! Love how that nest is made up of hay.. Guinea feathers AND... DONKEY HAIR! So adorable!!!! We snapped quick and then went back in the house... Momma and Daddy flew right back in to make sure we didn't touch their children. Hope they brought something to eat as that one looks really hungry!!
Hope you have a totally blessed weekend!
HUGS and -