What do you mean, where? She's right there... er... over there... oh... wait...
There - now do you see her?
Here's a little help - can you see her, now?
Here's some fun facts that I have personally learned about guineas ~
- They hatch running 90 miles an hour! Those little buggers are FAST right out of the egg!
- Newly hatched guineas are so small that they can fit through the space between the bars in a normal bird cage! That's tiny!
- Almost immediately they will start going after bugs. There was a little moth in with some newly hatched babies I incubated and they all jumped to try to catch it!
- Guineas can fly - and they fly very early in their lives. When they are adults, they can fly up to the top of a roof, over fences, up into trees, and more... I have see guineas fly about 15 - 20 feet high and travel over 100 feet.
- Guineas nest on the ground and they prefer tall weeds or dry brush. This little lady is nestled inside some tumbleweeds.
- Guineas do not go dormant at night like chickens do. Nope. They go spastic. Like nothing I have ever seen before. Catching them is... well, challenging, to say the least!
- When you put six full grown guineas in a large cage, they can make it go airborne in seconds. Yeah, guess how I know this? *roflol* The spastic guineas that it took me forever to catch, all went in one cage to be moved to my new home. I had to tie the cage to my truck to keep them in there. They bounced the cage all the way to our new home!
Have a great week!