changed my mind again

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by rarebreedeggs4u, Nov 20, 2009.

  1. rarebreedeggs4u

    rarebreedeggs4u Songster

    Sep 27, 2009
    Morrow, AR
    As I have been posting, I was feeding pure Game Bird Starter/breeder (28% protein). I decided yesterday to go back to mixing it 50/50 with the layer pellets for my breeding stock. I know they are doing well, but I keep wondering what that extra protein will do to them. I have found almost nothing online about it, so I'm going with my gut instinct [​IMG]

  2. Chicks need chick starter and really nothing else. Guinea Fowl need chick starter until about 3 weeks. Then a mixture of game bird and starter until about 5 weeks. After this, Guineas do better on straight game bird feed.

    Chicks can start a mixture of poultry grain and starter about 5 weeks of age and after 8 weeks they can go in with the "big chickens" as free range and eating whatever they eat.

    Guineas do not do well in a "flock" setting until about 10 to 12 weeks of age. They just seem to be babies until then.

    I have 10 week old Guineas that have JUST started to defend themselves in the flock. Before this, they were avoiding ALL the other birds and running for cover.

    Now, they are being excepted into the "gaggle" and are starting to run with them.
  3. jsimplytx125

    jsimplytx125 Chirping

    Feb 28, 2009
    San Antonio, Texas
    question: When the guineas are accepted, into a gaggle of mixed chickens and guineas, what do you feed then? They are either all going to get layer feed or turkey mix (higher protein) since they are flocking together even when free ranging. Those guineas are kooky but fun!

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