Guinea Babies (Keets) at Wildwood!

September 8, 2008 at 10:36 pm Leave a comment

Week Old Guinea Keets

Week Old Guinea Keets

In June my friend Joan & I were coming home from a day trip when we passed a sign on a backroad country mailbox: GUINEA KEETS for SALE.  On an impulse we each came home with baby guineas!  Here mine are their first night with us and two weeks later.

ABOUT GUINEAFOWL

GUINEA BABY: is called a keet
GUINEA MOM: is called a hen
GUINEA DAD: is called a cock

GUINEAS:

> have featherless heads
> sport a spangled gray plumage
> consume large amounts of insects
> are easy & inexpensive to raise
> seldom bother garden or flower plants
> are  normally monogamous, mating for life
> are great yard watch dogs & sound alarm whenever anything unusual occurs
> discourage rodents with their call
> will kill snakes, kill & eat mice & small rats

HELP CONTROL:
deer ticks, wood ticks, grasshoppers, flies

As an avid gardener, I wanted guineas to help with the bugs in my garden, especially the EVIL SQUASH BUG! They have also turned out to be an enormous source of learning and pleasure!

Guinea Keets - So Tiny!

Guinea Keets - So Tiny!

White-breasted Keet Eying the Big World!

White-breasted Keet Eying the Big World!

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