Sunday, December 12, 2010
Exhausting Snow and Exasperating Guineas
Mid-afternoon, I discovered one guinea had fallen out of the tree and was barely able to walk. I easily caught it and put it in the chicken coop, under the heat lamp. An hour later, another ice-encrusted bird fell out of the tree; we caught it and put it with its companion in a crate in the coop so the chickens wouldn't pester them. I gave them food and warm water with some electrolytes added.
I will not be leaving the door open again or letting these guys out until the weather warms up. I am a bit worried that the two guineas in the coop may have frostbit feet, but they are looking more perky already.