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

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by oldgsr, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. oldgsr

    oldgsr Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote: I purchased the eggs off our national auction website trademe $20NZD for 10x
    i cannot wait to see them grown up.

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  2. Magic Birdie

    Magic Birdie Overrun With Chickens

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    Guineas? (However you spell that)
     
  3. oldgsr

    oldgsr Out Of The Brooder

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    yip your correct in both.
     
  4. Magic Birdie

    Magic Birdie Overrun With Chickens

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    :yesss:
     
  5. mychookschick

    mychookschick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, guineas?

    I was going to guess some large breed of quail.... They look too small to be guineas. [​IMG]
     
  6. oldgsr

    oldgsr Out Of The Brooder

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    yes they are very small.
     
  7. RedIII

    RedIII Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, they look like keets to me. Cute!
     
  8. Shayna

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    Definitely a guinea keet... with a chicken mom? Very cute!
     
  9. oldgsr

    oldgsr Out Of The Brooder

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    keet?
    is that the name of a baby guinea fowl?

    also does anyone have any tips on raising them?
     
  10. Shayna

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    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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