Thursday, June 25, 2009

Meet the "Keets"

Isn't it cute!
It's one of twenty eight keets
that arrived at our house today
They will be living under the light for about six weeks,
then they can be moved outdoors to their coupe for another six weeks.
after that they will be able to roam around the yard.


They arrived via the post office
Why do we have them?
well they eat ticks (and other bugs) but mainly ticks and ticks are a big problem in NY.
HD has given most of them to Scott and Diane,
they have a much bigger yard for them than we do.
It will be fun watching them grow.

Here's a little video
filmed in HD


18 comments:

gpe said...

I guess you can get anything in the mail these days..even live stock!!

They have 6 weeks in the box, do you think they'll complete that crossword puzzle?

Very cool JAD.. thanks for sharing...

BB in Cali said...

I bet all that tweeting is getting to you in the middle of the night...

Nice HD cam great clarity!

Hey Joyce, there aint no ticks in Cali!!!

jad said...

Hopefully soon there'll be no ticks in our yard.
The tweeting is in the basement so i don't hear it at night,Thank goodness!
I guess now we can say we have our own version of "twitter",ha!

John Mulligan said...

The mail??

Thats Great....I guess you gotta put a small fence up....

swm said...

The Keets look great Joyce! One question, will coyotes and foxes being attracted to your Keets? Will this create a new problem for you?

jad said...

Yep the mail, they came from Maine.

I'm not sure what HD will do as far as a fence. They will have a little chicken coupe type thing.

And there are coyotes around here, although we haven't seen one in our yard but they are around. Don't know what HD's plan s for that yet. We already lost two of the chicks, they just weren't strong enough.
This is a work in progress.

syslvester the cat said...

When your tic free just give me a call!!

Brofy said...

I know these are tought times but breeding chickens, err, keets...whats next growing wheat...actually, I was attacked by tics in Kentucky once, had about 20 just from walkin in the woods...a discussing creature I must say...yanks

joyce said...

ticks are nasty and the diseases they carry can make you very ill.

when i get a chance i will post some pics of Scott & Diane's turkeys, they have 4 of them and Scott plans on eating at least one of them for Thanksgiving, so what do you think of that??

tweetybird said...

the keets are very soft. Uncle Gary will have to hold one when he is up in new york!

helenmary said...

What now I've been away from the computer because I had moved and been busy setting up my new place, I go to the blog and my family has turned into a bunch of farmers!!I don't know who's cuter Grace or the baby Keets? hehehe!Then I scroll up i see the news of poor little Grace and her boo boo, scroll down and my mom is boozing it up!!This blog needs me back on to restore family order!I've been spending money I dont have on bug killer for our lawn and now i learn the mailman like santa will bring me bug eating birds!I want mine delivered full grown and my postal women walks her rute like the old days up to the front door! I bet she would love to carry my Keets around untill she gets to my house!!hehehe,And turkeys! any roosters? I won't grow anything or eat any foul roaming my land, my food and foul must come from BJs Sams Club, super wal-mart Publix or any fast food chain or resturaunt along the way and someone else must cook it!hehehe

mr green jeans said...

speaking for all the farmers in America, what is wrong with growin, pickin & eatin what you get from working the land???

helenmary said...

Dear Mr. Greenjeans,

Here is my reply to your question, Nothing,it has to fit your life style, and I remember the days when my mother shiped us off to Buffelo NY, the country and we ate from the land, most of my memories are um? YUK! Anyway I have a question for you Mr. Greenjeans, is your first name Harry?

delivered-ence said...

Brofy oughta come back to Kentucky, he fits in down here...

mr green jeans said...

now how silly would that sound, harry green jeans

helenmary said...

Mr. Greenjeans,

If your not Harry? then could you be Gary? your comment style is making me think so!!

helenmary said...

4 Montfort Rd. hide those chickie keets cause bambam aka Payton is comming to town! He's going to LOVE playing with them! unless Nicholas and Elizabeth get to them FIRST!hehehe

gpe said...

Green jeans? nope not me but give me some land and Ill take a shot at it.... Im guessing the green genes reside in the N.E region somewhere...

KCM in Kentucky? In the woods.. this can explain a lot!!!!