The Country Diary of a GenX Woman

Finding Their Voices

Jan_25 002The young Guineas are now between 9 and 10 weeks old and yesterday some of them tried out their alarm calls and adult voices for the first time.  They are also developing their cheek wattles and most of them have little bumps on the top of their heads as their helmets start to develop .  The 6 adult guinea fowls sounded the alarm when I appeared with their wheat at tea time, and one of the young ‘uns chimed in.  A few others also called out.  This is the first time I have heard them making any noise other than whistling when they are eating or their baby squawks when I was picking them up to move them from one brooder to another before they moved to their coop.

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