April 30, 2010

More babies

Okay, I'm sorry but I just have to write about my guinea fowl. Again. I know I know my life is excitement plus so leave now if you want, but you will miss out on cuteness overload.

We have had a very interesting week. Our guineas disappeared for two days and nights, which prompted me to drive around and visit our neighbours (some for the very first time) to advise about our lost guinea flock. I can't understand why they looked at me like I was an idiot. Don't they know what a bird is?

Anyway, the naughty girls and boys came back for a night, then disappeared again for three nights. Highly unusual behaviour even for them. As they are insane most of the time, but they do come home.

The Hubbster was driving through the long grass on Friday and guess what he found...guess, go on guess???

He found these:

18 brand new baby guineas that have hatched. The flock was staying there protecting them as they were obviously too little and too far away to walk back. It was such a shock and a beautiful surprise for us as nesting season is over so these babies are very unexpected.

After a couple of hours chasing these tiny babes through the long grass, we managed to catch them all and transport them back to their cage, along with the mother. 3 have died, which is not unusual, but the remainder are resting comfortably in the sun in their new digs, and generally misbehaving and falling over.


Lulu said...

Oh so cute!!!
Jumped over from somewhere else and just thought I would say "hi"

I think if I was a farmer I would still like bling too!! hehe

Monkey Man said...

Wow. Quite the extended family. Thanks for stopping by to visit my blog. Glad to meet you and your guinea fam.

Anonymous said...

LOVE THEM!!!!!!!!

SK said...

Echoing the previous comments . .
So cute. :)

Farmgirl Paints said...

Oh can I have some! Pretty please:) They are just too cute.

paige said...

Aww. So cute. I want to squeeze one.