Girl Guinea has a secret!
And she's not going to tell!
The other guineas know, but they wont say a word!
Boy Guinea sings about the secret, but only the guineas hear.
Hush, now, don't don't talk in front of the chickens. They have loose lips.
If the chickens knew, you know they'd tell the humans, and the secret would be gone!!
You know those chickens, they can't hold onto anything.
|Girl Guinea smirking at me today|
Notice how the other guineas respect Girl Guinea more now. She has become the flock leader. She's the dark one right out in front. Boy Guinea lets her take charge! Everyone follows her lead.
They know about her secret.
|The guinea flock today|
This morning we walked out by the brush pile. The one that's near the ice house, which is near our back yard. The Guineas spend a lot of time in the mornings near this brush pile.
And to our amazement, what did we see in the high grass?
Fifteen Girl Guinea eggs!!
We found a Girl Guinea nest!
|Girl Guinea eggs|
It appears she's been laying out here ever since we found her last egg on October 22 (19 days ago).
She used to lay about one egg/day. 15 eggs in 19 days would be about right for her. It also appears she's learned how to lay eggs without weak spot in them, like she used to lay.
Too bad it's been going down below freezing at nighttime!
In the spring when the temps are warmer we'll have to let her hatch some guinea keets!!!
Sadly, I collected her eggs today. I'm going to leave 2 in the nest to encourage her to lay in the nest. I'll have to mark them. I don't want to leave an entire nest of eggs for the raccoons to find. And I don't want a nest of rotten eggs by my backyard! I'm surprised the coons haven't found these eggs in the past 2 weeks, anyway!
Girl Guinea, I wont tell your little secret.
It's just between us!