October 7, 2010

Babies are on their way!

Warning....guinea fowl baby post to follow. Prepare for possible excitement and cuteness overload.


Of course I write the above knowing full well that some of you don't give a crap about poultry and that's fine but how can you not love babies.....feathered or non feathered...

You see, it's that time of year again. Spring. And living on a farm with 15 guinea fowl does somewhat pave the way for nesting season. Our girls and boys have been acting strange. Stranger than usual actually because they are pretty insane most of the time.

They have been spending alot of their time hanging around the driveway in the long grass. They come back for a drink and a feed then they disappear again.

Yesterday The Hubbster, whilst driving the tractor, came across the nest. A big nest of eggs and 3 guinea guards who started to slink away. Which is a worry because once they are disturbed there is a chance they will not watch the nest and hatch the eggs.

The Hubbster backed up and didn't go near the nest so we are hoping the eggs hatch and the guineas bring the baby's home soon. And if you are a new reader and don't know what the hell I am talking about, here are some babies we hatched before...




10 comments:

Emily | Miss Fickle said...

Oh I think they are cute cute cute!
Good luck with the nest. :)

Veronica said...

Good luck! I'm hoping they hatch them! How long do guinea fowl sit for?

I've got ducklings and chickens due in about 10 days. I'm excited. Baby things make me excited.

Farmers Wifey said...

The guineas have been acting crazy for about 2 weeks...we are expecting some action within the next two weeks...saying that, it is four weeks of craziness while they hatch! If that makes sense. At least this time they have nested fairly close to the shed, unlike last time when they were half way across 75 acres and we had to catch 18 babies in very long grass...it took us over 2 hours to get them home...

Posie Patchwork said...

I'm new & i care about those cute babies, oh, what is not to love. Hope that nest is all sorted & they haven't run away, sure it will be fine, tractor noise & all. Love Posie

John Gray jgsheffield@hotmail.com said...

oh the hysteria of baby guinea fowl
cant wait!!!! the noise will be incredible!!!!

Farmers Wifey said...

Ha what do you mean "will be", it's already insane here....

Foursons said...

They are so, so cute!

Haddock said...

Wow....this is so cute..... and one need not know a lot of poultry to understand this.
Waiting to see the babies.

Tina said...

Oh, how cute!
I love all the baby things in Spring :)

Kakka said...

Too cute, can't wait to see them as they grow.