Friday, March 25, 2011

The Mama Hen Who Hatched Guinea Fowl Chicks




Cules was given some guinea fowl eggs by a friend and put them under a broody hen who was chased of her nest by another hen, six of those eggs hatched and Mama hen is so proud of her babies. I wonder what she is going to think when they start calling.......I am keeping them in a coop until they are stronger and will then allow them to wander around the yard, along with all the other yard wanderers..






Not a bug survives their foraging....






Some bugs are a bit big,but they work them down....



16 comments:

  1. They are just too cute! She will love them if though they are different!

    Vickie

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  2. Good work Mama Hen! They are so cute.

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  3. What a proud Mama! The chicks are very cute, and I had to laugh that they are already such expert foragers.

    I have a question for you, that I don't know why I expect you to know the answer to, except that you're in Africa. I'm a big Africam watcher and today there were two zebra at Tembe. One of them was VERY round. I know it's Fall there, but I was wondering if the temperatures there made it better to foal with the cooler weather coming? Because that zebra sure looked pregnant.

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  4. Sweetness! They're so adorable! I'm glad she loves her chickies. I wonder if they'll always have a special bond?

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  5. Hi Louise,zebra naturally foal only during the wet season,some mares hold back from foaling until the first rains have fallen! If the zebras are fed during the dry season I suppose it is possible for them to foal during winter like my horses do, as it is to hard for me to see foals suffer in this heat! My ducks and chickens breed best during winter!

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  6. Thanks Liesl. I guess time will tell. If those zebra stick around and there is a little one some day, I'll be right! ;-D

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  7. Great photos - they are very cute and look very healthy.

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  8. They are cute! I bet she's a good mom until they get bigger than her!

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  9. Amazing, I'd say! But what do I know about hens and chicks! I'm still learning thanks to you and all the other husbandry blogs.
    I got it! In my 'next' life I will be a farmer too!

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  10. They look like little fluff balls :).

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  11. THAT is ADORABLE! What a good mama:)

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  12. They are so cute... I kind of want one... I know, I know...they're a lot of work. But still! I kind of want one! :D

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  13. So cute! I wonder if mama hen will be able to keep up with them.

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