Guinea keets and Bella the chicken mama. These pictures were taken Monday June 7, 2010.
The keets are now 3 days old in these pictures. They are eating solid food and drinking from a waterer. They are very active and don't want to stay in the small pen we made for them. We have them confined for their safety, the other chickens have shown signs of aggression towards the babies, trying to attack them through the chicken fencing.
All 9 keets are active and healthy. None of them show any signs of leg problems or poopy bottoms. The one all white keet did have an eye that was stuck closed when we brought him home on day 1, but I wiped the eye with a tissue with warm water and after a minute it was able to be opened. The eye has been open ever since then. We are surprised that all has gone so well for the babies so far.