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Goofy guinnea fowl

on March 22, 2013

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Anthony was wheelchair-taxied home for the afternoon yesterday and I was excited about showing him what Ming and I have just discovered – a nest of guinnea fowl eggs behind the wash house, with a mother in attendance.

When Ants arrived he managed to walk unassisted from the taxi to the front veranda after Ming and I helped him out of the wheelchair. But 15 minutes later, when he had to go to the loo, he couldn’t move without my help and it was another 15 minutes before he and I were sitting down again. I knew then that there was no point trying to get him around to the back of the house to see the nest. Oh well, maybe next time.

The guinneas were the first birds we ever got and Ants loves them. If all goes well, we will have another flock soon!


30 responses to “Goofy guinnea fowl

  1. How exciting!!! When my boys were little guys, we incubated some bannies in our dining room. ;)It was so much fun watching and waiting. The time came when we understood the term…flew the coop….and we took them back to the farmer. (much to his surprise!) I would do it again! Enjoy ♥

  2. They’re funny birds with their high pitched peeping sounds.

  3. How disappointing for you. If the Guinneas manage to hatch and the foxes leave them be then Anthony will have a lot of fun watching the babies (as will we, I hope).

  4. sometimes pictures will just have to do — (hugs)

  5. sbcallahan says:

    did you show him the pics? they made my heart smile:) thanks for sharing them.

  6. As you said maybe next time and I’m sure that he’ll appreciate the pictures as much as I did.:)

  7. That’s a lot of eggs!

  8. bulldog says:

    The Guineas are breeding.. isn’t it a bit late in the season??

  9. TBM says:

    I hope he sees them next time. I know I can’t wait.

  10. terry1954 says:

    I am always amazed at how Al and Ants can at times walk so well. Al walked to the dining room one way, and then he was very tired from it going back to his room. Some days his legs are so stiff they won’t move and then you have days like today

  11. Finn Holding says:

    Fingers crossed for your next brood and I hope Ants gets to see them.

  12. elizabeth says:

    How exciting Julie. Looks like there are lots of eggs. 🙂 I hope Ants gets to see them next time.

  13. Colline says:

    You could always show him the pictures in the meantime 🙂

  14. victoriaaphotography says:

    What a large nest of eggs. The helmeted guinea fowl are such strange looking birds, and yet somewhat enchanting too. Will be interesting to see how many hatch. Do you have to feed these fowl or do they find their own food?

  15. FlaHam says:

    Julie, it would appear that mamma Guinnea Fowl was indeed quite busy, that looks like a baker’s dozen. I hope each of those little eggs becomes a member of the flock. Take care, Bill

  16. It is always great seeing new birds. it spells new beginnings. Life goes on.

  17. Trisha says:

    That’s a lot of eggs! I do hope they hatch and start running around to entertain Anthony on his visits.

  18. WordsFallFromMyEyes says:

    I can’t help but think it must be so draining when you have to assist so much. Love carries us so far, more miles than we thought we could go, I imagine (well, in my view).

    Do you eat those eggs? Or are they eggs that create babies? I’m not sure!! That is a LOT of eggs…

  19. adinparadise says:

    Wow, that’s a lot of eggs. How exciting, Julie. I’m so glad Ant was able to come home for a short while, event though he didn’t get to see the nest this time.

  20. Judith Post says:

    Congratulations! More young on the way.

  21. Did you at least show Anthony the photos of the guinneas I loved the photos………….

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