Friday, September 7, 2012

Feathered Friend Friday

Welcome to our series "Feathered Friend Friday." Every Friday I write a post with interesting facts, photos, or funny stories about our chickens and guineas. If you need to catch up, you'll find all the Feathered Friend Friday posts here

Remember this post where we introduced the newly hatched baby guineas? They are now seven weeks old and getting bigger every day!

We left them enclosed in this brooder for the first six weeks, then let them out to explore the bigger enclosed area. We will keep them in here until they are fully grown then let them have access to an enclosed outdoor run. Then, when they reach six months of age, we will set them free (like we did with our first batch of guineas).

Keeping them confined for the first six months helps them to realize this is their home base so they will return each night. Our other guineas did really well with this method so hopefully their babies will follow suit.

They are starting to find their voices and get loud! Of course it will only get worse as time goes on, but we're hoping they won't be as loud as the others were in the beginning. Only time will tell!



  1. Sean and I talked about getting some ourselves for breeding purposes, but their reputation of being noisy dissuaded us.

    They sure are cute, though!

    1. They are incredibly loud for about the first year. If you can get over that, they do get quieter! Now we can go outside and they all run to see us and are quiet as can be.


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