Domestic Animals at the Gully
All the birds love to be fed by hand as it seems their life work is food.
There is no shortage of chickens or “yard fowls” as they are known in Barbados. Yard fowls are now becoming a thing of the past.
Once common in households for eggs, commercial chickens are becoming the norm now days.
These birds are quite smart, opportunists and a bit destructive, but fun to have around.
Originally from Africa and not very common here, or once were on the sugar plantation, they are now part of the Gully family of birds. The species mating for life, or are serially monogamas. Here we have one male and 3 females. They are considered great watch dogs, by making a racket when strangers are around. You will often see the male guinea fowl pecking at chrome bumpers as if telling off his image.
Not sure the origin of these ducks as they originally just wondered in and decided to make here their home.
This is KD and Dusty, sisters and pets of the director of Welchman Hall Gully. If you see them, she is not far way.
Teddy Bear is the newest dog to join the family. All of the dogs come home everyday with the director.