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AAAGGGGHHH!! These keets are so loud!!!

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by lutz123, May 4, 2011.

  1. lutz123

    lutz123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I brought 5 one day olds home today from the feed store and they are SO LOUD!!! It sounds like a car alarm. This is a huge contrast to 2 that I picked up a couple of weeks ago that were just beginning to feather (nearly a week old maybe?). Those two had a nice sing-songy voice that sounded more like a mockingbird. And two of these new ones are already trying to bite! I also picked up an Americauna chick and the poor thing just wants to sleep, but his roommates won't shut up.

    Is it just because they are so young??? Yes, they have food, water, and warmth.
     
  2. terrilhb

    terrilhb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 11, 2010
    Georgia
    I don't know mine are just now hatching. Good luck. They are so cute. They act nothing like baby chicks. [​IMG] Much more vocal and alert.
     
  3. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Noisy keets are usually unhappy keets, so maybe you need to double check your brooder conditions. They may be missing all their hatch mates, so you could put a mirror in with them, taped to the brooder wall, it gives them the illusion that there are more keets in with them and may help them feel more comfortable. Make sure the brooder lamp is providing a temp of 95-90 degrees in the center of the heat lamp glow, you can lay a thermometer on the floor under the glow for several minutes to get a temp reading. Also make sure they can get away from the heat. Sprinkle some starter crumbles on a paper towel on the floor or the brooder, they may be too upset to go to the feeder, and also make sure their water is close.
     
  4. siroiszoo

    siroiszoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] sorry
     
    Last edited: May 4, 2011
  5. okdfarms

    okdfarms Out Of The Brooder

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    have to agree with Peeps. a noisy keet is an unhappy keet. probably too cold. the OM was about keets - not adults.
     
  6. lutz123

    lutz123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank goodness they've settled down to a quieter peep. That first hour instilled alot of fear in me!! Poor lone little chick though. She really doesn't understand why they never sleep!
     

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