3 day old keets eating bugs

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by ellie_may12, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. ellie_may12

    ellie_may12 In the Brooder

    May 31, 2009
    St Tammany
    I did not realize that 3 day old keets would eat bugs this early, but there they were! Mama was scratching up the bedding in the brooder and helping them find the bugs. They were grabbing them and running to a corner away from the others to eat them in peace and stealing them away from one another just like the chickens do. I guess since I always kept the chicks inside I never saw this kind of behavior, but since the keet and Mama are outside...Very cool!

  2. robin416

    robin416 Songster

    Feb 6, 2007
    Yeh, some how mine escaped from their pen at a week old. I was totally unaware of it until I spotted movement in my garden when I was out there. Fifteen tiny keets were in under the veggies having a riot.
  3. flgardengirl

    flgardengirl Songster

    Dec 2, 2009
    Sunny side up :)
    Quote:Lol, how cute, they are gardening early!!
  4. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

    Jan 26, 2010
    Texas, Panhandle
    Yep - They eat bugs from day 1 - [​IMG]
  5. KCchickens

    KCchickens Chirping

    Aug 31, 2010
    Fayette county, IL
    I recently got some keets. And a hen turkey has adopted them! They are the cutest things I think I have ever seen!

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