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Can you raise babie guineas w/babie chicks?

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by CatCobb1983, Sep 13, 2008.

  1. CatCobb1983

    CatCobb1983 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wanted to now if you can raise them together.I just had 4 hatch and need to now..

    Thanks,
    Cat [​IMG]
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I do not like mixing fowl. I brood mine separate for a few reasons.

    Guineas:

    - Fly sooner

    - Move faster

    - (for me) are far more fragile than chicks

    - poops are stinkier

    - are wilder and are better left as wild things

    - need higher protein gamebird feed.

    - don't thrive as well (for me) without a good source of animal/bug/worm protein
     
  3. ~SunSetsWest~

    ~SunSetsWest~ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is my first time with guineas, had 5 guineas hatch and 3 Ameracuana chicks so I put them together, I am on day two and have separated them, the guineas are much faster to develop and go after anything that moves, including chick toes [​IMG]
     
  4. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    i brood them separate,,but in 2 weeks their all outside together and do fine. i can see the problems comming when their in a small space ( brooder) but once i put them out, i have never had a problem with them being together.
    freakin guineas!! hehe [​IMG]
     
  5. tntstanifer

    tntstanifer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I kept mine together from the day I got them. Just make sure you have enough space for them. They like to run and slide on their tummies. It was like bowling except the chicks were the pins and the guineas were the balls.
     
  6. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2007
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    I raise mine together, but then again I have 4 guineas, a duck and a turkey that were all together since day one. I also let my broodies hatch then raise keets, never a problem.
     
  7. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Poconos, PA
    I've got my almost 3 week old guineas in the barn with my almost 7 week old chickens. Never had an issue. Matter of fact, the guineas keep up with the chicks awesomely and I have a few 'motherly' type hens that squat over them to keep them warm. My future broody mamas [​IMG]
     
  8. feathersgalore

    feathersgalore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I keep mine separate. I keep my guineas on a higher protein feed. They don't go together until they reach the coop after 6 weeks.
     
  9. CatCobb1983

    CatCobb1983 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the in put ya'll.... [​IMG]
     

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