cold weather....eat less or more???

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by leonphelps, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. leonphelps

    leonphelps Songster

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    Do guineas need more or less food during cold weather. Mine seem to be eating way more.
     

  2. GuineaLady93

    GuineaLady93 Songster

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    Mine eat more too. It's because there are no bugs for them to eat and they need to eat to stay warm. I feed mine cracked corn to help keep them warmer. I also put plenty of straw in their pen and house so they can keep warm.
     
  3. leonphelps

    leonphelps Songster

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    I put about a sixth of a bale of straw in the coop every day for them to keep active. Then seems to tear through it like nothing in the cold.


    I guess maybe I should up the amount of straw too, so they have something to keep them busy.

    I guess I will make it three pitchers of feed a day now for the 13 birds.
     
  4. GuineaLady93

    GuineaLady93 Songster

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    Quote:How big is the pitcher?
     
  5. leonphelps

    leonphelps Songster

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    beer pitcher, standard size
     
  6. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    I have 13 birds, and they don't eat nearly that much! [​IMG]

    I fill my feeder with just one coffee brew pot a DAY! My ground is frozen, so I know the bug population is down.. I do feed them a couple handfuls of a mixture of BOSS & cracked corn.
     

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