Advice from Guinea owners please!

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by CDennis, Sep 8, 2009.

  1. CDennis

    CDennis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a broody hen sitting on 10 guinea eggs, (I have two full grown guineas but got them as adults so the keet stage is new to me). I have done a lot of research and I know they say guinea keets are very hardy starting at 2 weeks but its approaching fall, should I be concerned. If I let her keep sitting the eggs will hatch the first week in october (guinea eggs take soooo long). Typical temps in my area for the month of October will be:
    Normal High: 65°F
    Normal Low: 42°F
    Normal Average: 53°F

    Is this too cold for little keets being brought into the world? I just want to give them the best shot. Thanks!
     
  2. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think they will be just fine with a chicken mama.

    I had a broody hatch chicks in February. I have pictures of them at 3 days old in the snow. Every 5 minutes or so, she would gather them under her for a few minutes to warm up, then back out they would go.
     
  3. CDennis

    CDennis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Perfect, thank you. I am very excited to see them hatch!!!
     

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