"BABYS" but not chickens (CAN ANYONE GUESS WHAT THEY ARE?)

mychookschick

Songster
10 Years
Aug 28, 2009
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Oh, guineas?

I was going to guess some large breed of quail.... They look too small to be guineas.
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Shayna

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8 Years
Aug 2, 2011
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keet?
is that the name of a baby guinea fowl?

also does anyone have any tips on raising them?


Yep! Guinea fowl babies are called keets instead of chicks. You basically raise them the same as a chick, however they should be fed gamebird starter feed instead of standard chick feed. They need the higher protien. Just like with chicks, watch for pasty butt. I raised 24 of them all successfully, but one came to me with pasty butt and would have died had I not noticed. Handle it often to try to keep it from being too skittish! They sure are cute and fun.
 

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