Sunday, May 2, 2010

poultry swap haul!


Blogger Rosie said...

Okay, so what did you get?

Looks like Some guinea hens, Some New Zealand and California meat rabbits.

What was the haul?

May 2, 2010 at 4:28 PM  
Blogger bookjunky said...

Whadja get? Whadja get? Hm?

May 2, 2010 at 4:37 PM  
Blogger Ohiofarmgirl said...

Golly when you are about to drown those guineas from all the screamin' just give me an email. We finally figured out how to keep them quiet. We love them when they are quiet - hate them when they are lough. They are very funny little birds. But wow. The screaming...the screaming.. the screaming...

May 2, 2010 at 4:46 PM  
Blogger Jenna Woginrich said...

One New Zealand Buck, and a pair of Calis.

Two Guinea Hens.

And two little Bantam hens, not sure which breed yet?

May 2, 2010 at 4:54 PM  
Blogger Abi said...

so what do you do with the guinea hens? we went to an alpaca farm and she had some. i couldn't even be near them from the screaming! ugh.

we got bantams too. with the hope that they will be a bit more broody than our layers.

May 2, 2010 at 6:08 PM  
Blogger Tracy Bruring said...

Do you not love being able to bring home any dang thing you want now??? You will love the guineas.

May 2, 2010 at 6:41 PM  
Blogger Rois said...

Guinea hens say BUCKWHEAT BUCKWHEAT really really LOUD,good luck.

May 2, 2010 at 7:14 PM  
Blogger Alison said...

Look, it's Christmas at Jenna's place! You musta been like a kid in a candy store, now that you've got all the new space.

May 2, 2010 at 8:01 PM  
Blogger phaedra96 said...

Be careful with those guineas. We were always told to raise our own keets because the adults will not stay if they are moved. I really loved the guineas and would love to have some more.

May 2, 2010 at 8:58 PM  
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May 2, 2010 at 10:30 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

I wish we could have chickens! My hubby and I want them so bad! We'd love to raise our own Thanksgiving turkey as well. Someday

May 2, 2010 at 10:37 PM  
Blogger farmwifetwo said...

Been a while since we had guineas. Ours ran wild around the houses. They aren't the smartest. Instead of going inside to roost on the night of an icestorm... they stayed outside in the cedars. Also, if they have littles, find the next and the hen and put them inside. She'll march those babies in the wet grass until they are dead otherwise.

May 3, 2010 at 7:48 AM  
Blogger doglady said...

And what a haul it is. We know you won't have ticks at your place now. I think you have to keep Guineas locked up for a while and teach them that if they return home there is a treat for them in the form of Millet. More bunnies to breed and eat. Makes me want to go to the swap here.

May 3, 2010 at 8:42 AM  
Blogger Jill said...

I MISS my guineas! We were blissfully tick-free for one glorious summer (and I had a 2YO who literally rolled in the brush that year). Yes, they're loud, but a stray dog/coyote won't ever sneak up on you if they're around. They're not very bright but that made for some hysterically funny episodes (one on each side of the house calling to each other through the open kitchen windows -- where are you? where are YOU?). I just loved them. Have fun!

May 3, 2010 at 9:19 AM  
Blogger US Recall News said...

I have 9 guineas (used to be 12) and they roost in the pines just outside our window. They are fun to watch as they chase each other around. It's amazing how fast and far they can run!

I don't mind the noise. It is all just part of the farm ambiance (sp?).

May 3, 2010 at 9:51 AM  
Blogger Sherry Sutherby said...

Ahhh...the guinea hen. Word on the street is Meth labs use them for patrol and to alert them of "unwanted visitors", i.e. law enforcement. Yep ~ they are that loud.

May 4, 2010 at 12:44 PM  
Blogger cindycolombo said...

Thanks so much for you help this morning with my 2 week old layers. They have gotten so big I had a hard time picking them up then I remembered what you said about their feet. Worked like a charm, she perched right on my hand so I could check her over. Slick as..well you know.

May 5, 2010 at 10:23 AM  
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