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when will my keets be able to fly out of their brooder? they are just starting to get feathers.

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I just started raising 2 guinea keets.  Mine started flying over a 4 foot fence about 5 weeks old.  I put them outside if the weather was nice and they soon learned they could fly up to the top and jump down on the other side.  I clipped one wing on each guinea and that stopped them from flying.  I hope this helps.

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We have 16 keets in a brooder box with 17" high walls.  The keets are two weeks old today.  They are roosting on my hand, fluttering and trying to fly.  They can get up to about a foot at this point and we are looking to move them to an enclosed crate to prevent them from flying out.  I can let you know how they progress.  At least you and I know from pattyhen that they will be able to fly over a 4' fence at 5 weeks. 

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At 2 1/2 weeks they made it to the top of the box 17" to perch.  Good thing we put a screen over the top a few days ago.

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I had a guinea hen rear some keets a couple months ago. By 2 weeks old, the keets were roosting in the tree with the rest of the flock.

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Min. e are 3 weeks and can fly up 3 1/2 - 4 feet, or across 10 - 15'. They were pretty much fully feathered by 2 weeks.

 

Part of it might have to do with confinement/exercise. I have been taking mine outside since day 10 to get exercise, so they have had room to practice. 

 

Note: I f I only had keets, I would not take them outside unless thoroughly contained. These two are being raised with two turkey poults so all I have to do is round up the poults and the keets follow. 


Edited by SunHwaKwon - 6/7/16 at 7:11am

Japanese, OEG, Sebright, Brahmn, d'Uccle, and EE bantams; and RIR, BR, and EEs, Golden Penciled Hamburg, EEs, Anconas, Bielefelders, Wheaten Marans, Speckled Sussex, and a surprise variety of bantams with breeds tbd!

 

16 guineas and 2 turkeys to round out the flock

 

Another victim of poultry math. Aiming for a "designer" flock and egg basket :)

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Japanese, OEG, Sebright, Brahmn, d'Uccle, and EE bantams; and RIR, BR, and EEs, Golden Penciled Hamburg, EEs, Anconas, Bielefelders, Wheaten Marans, Speckled Sussex, and a surprise variety of bantams with breeds tbd!

 

16 guineas and 2 turkeys to round out the flock

 

Another victim of poultry math. Aiming for a "designer" flock and egg basket :)

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