Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Went to Florida

Earlier this month I went to Florida with my MIL, SIL and one of her friends. Had a great time. One of these days I'll fill the rest of this post in, but not today.

Four Little Guinea Keets

I hatched 4 keets out of 42 eggs. Two of them Hal and I had to help out of their shells and were weak for the first 2 days but as of this afternoon all 4 seem to be well and happy. I candled the remaining eggs: 21 were clear (infertile) and 16 had some growth but then died for unknown reasons, we're thinking perhaps too humid. We can never be absolutely sure.

The four survivors are either pied or purple, the keets look similar so we also won't know which they are till they feather out. My guineas all run together so unless they are pure purple there is no guaranteeing what the parentage is. Whatever they are, they sure are cute at this age.

Today I put 36 chicken eggs and 6 more guinea eggs in the incubator, Hopefully, I will have better success with these.