It's that time of year that we try to discover where our free-range Guineas have laid their eggs, rescuing them from the rain and placing the eggs under willing chickens for 28 days until they hatch. After 'drying' and two days with their foster-mom they are placed in special brooders at constant warmth with vitamin laced food and drink. They will progress through a series of brooders depending on their strength and height until they can be released in about six weeks time to a secure indoor enclosure. After a further two months they will be able to join all the other birds and range freely on the farm.
This little ‘Keet’ is a rarer Lavender bird at just two days old. Lavender Guineas need extra care and attention but this fellow is as strong as the rest!