Even though I only count 13 in this picture, we counted a total of 14 keets on Friday afternoon, which puts Gladys on par with Octomom.

We don’t know that she’s the same Gladys that got broody in our barn last fall, but this time, she hatched her babies.

I tend to think this is the same Gladys. She’s very attentive to her babies.

And protective. Just as she was to her nest.

Guinea keets are incredibly cute.

Gladys spent Friday night here with her babies. On Saturday, she returned to Mr. Gladys and the rest of her guinea family in our neighbor’s pasture.

Take good care of those babies, Gladys. We’re glad you were here.  ♥

By my calculation, Gladys has been sitting on her X marks the spot eggs in the goat stall since October 11. 

Despite the fact she appears completely content, because it’s 30 days later, I’m starting to get worried about her. 

From what I’ve learned, the incubation time for guinea eggs is from 26 to 28 days. Does she even know if her eggs are viable? What if her eggs never hatch? Will she sit there forever?

If, by some small miracle her eggs do hatch, it’s too cold for the chicks to survive now. Does she know this?

Is she hungry? Is she thirsty? Is she cold? Does she miss her friends and family?