I picked up our poultry order from the local farm store this morning. It consisted of 8 Wyandotte females, 1 Wyandotte rooster (pictured above), 5 royal Guineas, and 5 lavender Guineas. The rest of the day was spent setting up heat lamps for the brood in the garage, and moving the ducklings out to join them.
They all seem to be healthy and active, and every time I check on them I dip their beaks in the water so they know where it is. The Guineas are smaller than the chickens, pictured above is one of the royal Guineas.
The lavender Guineas are very cute (pictured), but the chickens seem to go out of their way to trample or lay right on them. Lets hope the garage doesn't catch fire tonight from the heat lamps.
I am an Ocicat. My duties include; security (rodents), counter intelligence (predators), infiltration (sneaking) and night surveillance.
I live in NE Minnesota on 10 wooded acres with; my best friend Mocha, three dogs, chickens, Guinea Hens, Nigerian Dwarf Goats, Cascade Sheep, Icelandic sheep, and a few humans.
When we moved here it was completely wooded, our plan is to turn this property into a working homestead.