Posts tagged #Guienna Fowl

Barn Day 2

First, a picture of the birds. The bigger ones are the keets, they are huge now! The chickens are all getting their feathers in too. All of the birds can fly now so feeding and watering them is getting tricky. It takes two people, one to do the work and one to wave them back in when they try to escape.

Aren't they funny looking now? 

Aren't they funny looking now? 

Now on to the building progress:

The barn almost looks like a real building already. Today there were only two guys, but they still got a lot done.

The barn almost looks like a real building already. Today there were only two guys, but they still got a lot done.

The coop is going to be a very cute little building up there.

The coop is going to be a very cute little building up there.

Posted on May 23, 2013 .

Spring Has Sprung

It feels like we have skipped right over spring and went straight to summer. It has been sunny and warm, practically perfect! (We could use a bit of rain, but I am not complaining or worried yet.) 

All manner of things are growing around here:

The keets are losing their down and growing feathers at a surprisingly quick rate!

The keets are losing their down and growing feathers at a surprisingly quick rate!

The seedlings are stretching towards the sun.

The seedlings are stretching towards the sun.

Charlie is looking very handsome since he shed his winter coat.

Charlie is looking very handsome since he shed his winter coat.

I can't leave Gus out. He is, well, he is Gus. :)

I can't leave Gus out. He is, well, he is Gus. :)

Last but not least, our latest additions! Last Thursday I added 25 chicks to the brooder. I got a few different heritage breeds so that I could get different colored eggs and compare how they grow and lay.

Last but not least, our latest additions! Last Thursday I added 25 chicks to the brooder. I got a few different heritage breeds so that I could get different colored eggs and compare how they grow and lay.

Posted on May 7, 2013 .

Animal Happenings

Our keets are here! Our keets are here! I am so excited to be adding these guys to the farm!

Keets are the name for baby guienna fowl.

Keets are the name for baby guienna fowl.

Guienna fowl are excellent foragers and voracious hunters. We and another couple ordered 30 birds and split them between our two farms. We should have the two least buggy farms in the greater Rochester area! These guys (and gals) are adorable, the kids love them! Freddy even asked me to move his bed down to the garage so he could sleep next to the brooder. :)

Guienna fowl aren't the only interesting animals here. The sheep finally got sheared. We had a bit of trouble finding a shearer, but Dave got a lead on one last week and it worked out! The shearers name is Aaron Loux. He lives in Massachusetts but does a tour of New York in the spring, traveling from farm to farm shearing sheep. He has a website, if you are in need of a shearer, I would highly recommend him. 

See Pebbles' cute face peeking out?

See Pebbles' cute face peeking out?

One chilly sheep and one patiently waiting her turn.

One chilly sheep and one patiently waiting her turn.

Three lovely ladies with stylish new dos. 

Three lovely ladies with stylish new dos. 

More importantly, we are growing children at Bubbaloo Farm too. The kids could not be happier to finally be living here at the farm! Freddy has been assigned the job of chicken assistant, and he is taking the job seriously. He has checked on the keets food and water multiple times today. He is also in charge of feeding Gus every night after dinner. Lucy is helping Dave feed the sheep everyday, and Henry gets to tag along for a bit of everything. 

Future farmers.

Future farmers.

Posted on April 26, 2013 .