Chickens hatching and raising guineas

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by dfarmann, Oct 21, 2019.

  1. dfarmann

    dfarmann Hatching

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    When one of chicken hens went broody I switched and put guinea eggs under her, well she hatch three of the eggs about a month ago. Her and the youngsters are in a separate pen inside the big Guineas house to assist the chicks to be accepted into the flock(10) that free range around the farm during the day but locked up in the evening. I feel a need to wean the babys from the hen so they will roost at night when the older one go to bed, otherwise there in the nesting box with the hen chicken and not out being seen by the older ones.

    My question is, At what age of the guineas do I give the hen chicken her walking papers and return her to the chickens and let the guineas be guineas?

    TIA.
     
  2. R2elk

    R2elk Free Ranger

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    I have used chicken hens as incubators for guinea eggs. Once the eggs hatch, I remove the keets and put them in a brooder.

    Anytime that your keets do not need supplemental heat (the hen is currently the supplemental heat), you can remove the hen from the keets.
     

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