8 week old guinea sick

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Hi I’m new to Guineas. I have 10 that I hatched 8 weeks ago.. yesterday 3 were very lethargic, puffed, with their necks “turtled”... this morning I found 1 had died overnight. Any suggestions?
They are penned outside, roost overnight, I’ve been feeding them medicated chicken feed since day 1 and started adding A bit of chicken layer pellets a week or so ago .. I toss in grass clippings, and cut up cucumbers from my garden. The other 7 seem extremely healthy...
 

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Hi I’m new to Guineas. I have 10 that I hatched 8 weeks ago.. yesterday 3 were very lethargic, puffed, with their necks “turtled”... this morning I found 1 had died overnight. Any suggestions?
They are penned outside, roost overnight, I’ve been feeding them medicated chicken feed since day 1 and started adding A bit of chicken layer pellets a week or so ago .. I toss in grass clippings, and cut up cucumbers from my garden. The other 7 seem extremely healthy...
Layer feed at 8 weeks old is too soon for guinea keets. The high levels of calcium can cause kidney problems. Chick starter from the beginning was the inappropriate feed as they need a high protein turkey or game bird starter that has the higher levels of lysine, methionine and niacin for proper development.
 

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