All the babies are growing up.
The guinea keets have all been fully integrated into the chicken flock. The two mother chicken hens still look after them, but the keets are very independent and don't always listen to the mother hens anymore. The other chickens in the flock don't bother with the babies. The keets can fly very well. It's so cute to enter the chicken pen and see all the chickens running to me and all the keets flying to me.
At nighttime the two mama hens take their keets into the nest boxes to sleep - where the chickens lay eggs. We make sure to have all the eggs picked up before the nestboxes become a playpen for the keets. The mama hens start putting the keets to bed well before dark, like around 5 pm. The mothers and keets enter the chicken coop. Any other chicken gets chased out. Then the keets fly all over the chicken coop. The chickens hens can't fly, they just settle down into a nestbox. The keets fly up onto the chicken roosts, and fly over and finally settle down into the nest boxes. Some of the keets sleep in their own nestbox, some still sleep with their mama hen.
We have one chick (a chicken) who's half white leghorn, half amercauna. He has a large tail and is always strutting his stuff with his tail feathers straight up. However, he has no sign of a comb. He is the grandson of our lead rooster, Muffin. Maybe it's a girl, we'll see!
The Rhode Island Red chicks are by far the friendliest chicks we have. They are always underfoot and love to be held. They are very small still, although they eat well.
The Cuckoo Maran chicks are twice as big as the Red chicks. Sadly, I think we have a couple Cuckoo Maran roosters developing. At least 2 of them are getting little combs and often are bumping chests already. Time will tell...
I could watch the babies all day!
Our next goal is to get the (chicken) chicks and their 2 mother hens integrated into the entire chicken/guinea flock.