Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Kidding Pens and Guinea Eggs...they have nothing in common

We got an email from Ken Spaulding after our post on the lambing/kidding jugs.  Ken and Janice teach the Goat School each spring and fall at Stony Knolls Farm in Saint Albans, Maine.  He said that the panels were too large for the tiny kids and lambs we would have.  We listen to and greatly appreciate advice.  Alex took a trip to Home Depot and picked up some hardware cloth.  We used plastic ties to hold them in place. Now, we are ready.
No babies will get through this tiny mesh. Now...we wait.....

The guineas have really started laying.  The eggs may be smaller...but they sure are cute.

How many guinea eggs does it take to make breakfast?
Eggs anyone?
How does this sound... "Alex ate four eggs for breakfast". She is going to kill me when she reads this post. I think everyone needs to be picked on once in a while. If you have eggs for breakfast, you have to eat them on a rooster plate.
We continue our watch.  We thought that Isabella was having contractions Monday night. False alarm.  We did a trial run. Put her in the kidding pen, gave her fresh water and a little grain. I think she did it on purpose.  She was just faking us out. Actually she put us through a trial run. I guess now she knows where we stand.  Anywhere she tells us to.
Much Love and Prayers from Mainely Ewes Farm



Becky said...

Look at those tiny eggs! How cute! So, do the guineas lay in the same place like hens tend to do or do you have to hunt for the eggs around the farm?

I can't wait to start hearing about babies! You look very well prepared!

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

the guinea's lay eggs where you can find them or do you go hunting for them?

LindaSueBuhl said...

You have learned a valuable lesson about livestock - they are busy training us to do what they want or need - occasionally we catch on! The pens look wonderful and that was good advice - we used to say young kids could get through any space water can get through. Not quite that bad but they are good little escape artist - then all heck to pay with the screaming and crying to get back to mama!
Yum that breakfast looks delicious and nice touch with the pretty rooster plate.

Beverly said...

Oh how I love guinea eggs. If ours have started laying...God only knows where the eggs are..... usually I find them when I am doing things like mowing or weeding!!! Your kidding pens look great.

Fearless Nester said...

Awe that last line was sweet. Love the rooster plate for serving eggs! Well the weather sure is cooperating for the new kids. ~Lili

Diane@Peaceful Acres said...

I finally got my goats yesterday!!!! Hip Hip Horray!!! I'll take note on the kidding pen. The does don't know what to make of the heifers...a little bit scared right off so hopefully after a few days of being neighbors they'll get use to things.

How do guinea eggs taste? The same as chicken?

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Doh! There's my answer! Pls disregard the question I posed in your other post about whether one eats guinea eggs. lol
They look so cute!