Saturday, May 27, 2017

Animal Crackers - Chirp Chirp Chirp

Howdy -

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.

Now in most young ones king of the hill is the winner... but with these little ones it is all about the bottom. They pile up and then whoever is on top will roll off and then squish themselves under the bottom. They are such a waste of time! We both have stood there forever watching them.

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

 Hope they all stay so healthy and grow up to love living in the goat pen with our two old lady Guineas.... I think our future is going to get much noisier!

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 -


Carin said...

Every Saturday, i look forward tot your animal crackers. I love it. The baby guineas are so cute, i wish they stay tiny. But i think that of all baby animals (lol).
Thank you very much for your updates. Cant wait till next Saturday.
Greetings from the Netherlands.

PaperSunshine said...

Oh how wonderful! Can't wait to see the growth and fun adventures as these keets grow!
Hugs, Lori

okienurse said...

Yay! I am going to call you the bird lady this week! I have already sent the URL on to the DIL to show the grand babies. I have one granddaughter that is in love with the donkeys, the other loves the goats, and the grandson thinks he has to go live on a farm so he can have some "amnils" Me?...Well I love reading your blog post each week and seeing all the critters. btw I love the peony die card you made last post. It is awesome! Thanks for sharing. Vickie

Carol Dee said...

I LOVE todays post. The new babies are all adorable. Who knew that baby Guinea could FLY !!! So is the all white a mutation or albino?(Same thing maybe!) The baby wrens do look hungry...LOL we love the wren family we have here. They can be so entertaining and how one such tiny bird be so LOUD. Enjoy the Memorial weekend. And the beginning of a wonderful summer.