Even though we bid good-bye to our mascot, Rocky "Pyscho Cock" rooster only Thursday. Life does not sit still long around here for mourning.
Around 9 am Friday, I recieved a call from Mrs. Parker; our order of twenty pearl guinea fowl keats had arrived.
WOO HOO, I so love babies.
True to form, we had a spot already picked out in the house for them to brood the next two weeks inside. Young chicks need temps right at 95 - 98 for the first week.
It's cool how they arrive via the US Postal Service.
This little keat caught my attention yesterday because she/he was a tad more timid yet, peckish when fingers were around.
So, after giving them a night to settle into their new digs. I found and picked he/she out. I found out rather quickly why she was kinda of a loner. The left eye of this baby has an opaque film (cataract) and if I took her back. She would be put down. So, I named her "EYE B" and snuggled with her along with Zephyr. Just because an animal has a small disability, I keep them and teach my children about their care.
Here is Zephyr keeping "EYE B" from falling off my desk. Eye B kept trying to climb inside the printer's paper slot.
Love an animal, you love yourself; and humanity more.
A new begining from inside the coop......