The sad day had to come when Samantha’s chicks moved out of the house and into the coop. They are 6 weeks old now and have all their feathers, so they were ready. They will stay inside their smaller cage for a while so the other birds can get used to them. When the other birds are outside they will be able to roam the coop, and later get some time outside in the run too. Once they reach the same size as the other birds they can be fully integrated into the coop.
So now what’s a cat to do?
Well, we gave Sam a new job anyway – “Watcher of the Eggs”. She is still hanging out upstairs, but now instead of chicks, she keeps an eye on these guinea eggs in the incubator!
Don’t worry, Sam, it’s an easy job. You can still lounge there on your futon. All you have to do is check the temperature and humidity on that a couple times per day.
There’s a long story behind why we decided to try the incubator, and we’ll fill you in on that in our next post. Sam may have yet another job, but we won’t tell her that yet. 🙂