age to free range

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by stacyh40, Jun 11, 2017.

  1. stacyh40

    stacyh40 In the Brooder

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    I was wondering what age do most allow their guineas to free range. I'm afraid they are going to hurt themselves if they aren't allowed out soon with the other birds that are free ranging
     
  2. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Songster

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    I free range at day 1.
     
  3. stacyh40

    stacyh40 In the Brooder

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    so it would be safe to let my 8 weeks old free range in the afternoons.
     
  4. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Songster

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    Yes
     
  5. arent87

    arent87 Chirping

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    Mine are just turning 9 weeks old. They've been in their outdoor coop for a couple weeks (three maybe?) now. I have an automatic solar powered light that comes on in the coop at dusk, and as soon as it comes on, they all head up to roost for the evening. So! Now that I know they understand where to roost at night, I'm going to open things up for them to free range this weekend. Wish me luck!!
     
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  6. Chickiemom25

    Chickiemom25 Songster

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    mine are 10.5 weeks now. and I just released the last one today. I sure hope they stick around. They have been out in a dog run for 3 weeks and on a gradual release for the last 2. they are free ranging in the general area with the chickens and dont seem too affected by the 3 month old kittens who also share the space. even had one get stuck in the chicken run yesterday an I had to herd it out again... with this crazy heat, maybe they wont go far
     
  7. JeffreyH

    JeffreyH Chirping

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    Can you let all of your keets out at the same time?:confused:
     
  8. Chickiemom25

    Chickiemom25 Songster

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    i was told to release them gradually and it seems to have worked. they stick around the ones who are still contained. mine are now all out and seem to be sticking arounf
     
  9. auroaSfarm

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    Don't let your larger and adult hens be with the few week old babies yet the olds tones will peck them too death, also make sure they're fenced in securely
     
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  10. Chickiemom25

    Chickiemom25 Songster

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    my keets are 11 weeks and as big as the hens.. every one seems to getting along.
     

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