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Combining Guinea Keets??

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by Wooden_Pony, Aug 13, 2008.

  1. Wooden_Pony

    Wooden_Pony Chillin' With My Peeps

    So I have here 11 keets hatched on July 27 in the outside brooder pen, and I have 18 keets hatched on August 7 in the inside brooder.

    I am new to Guineas and I can not find this info on the web after searching for it so I figured I would ask here.

    So I was wondering if I would be able to combine the two together so that the younger ones can be with the older ones.

    Do they, will they fight with each other?

    If any of you know I sure would love the help. [​IMG]
     
  2. rooster0209

    rooster0209 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 7, 2008
    North Dakota
    i would put them together and see what happens. They probably will be ok.

    I did the same thing you are doing. The keats were a few weeks apart. They went together just fine. No fighting at all. Even mixed some week old chicks & keats and they were good too
     
  3. Wooden_Pony

    Wooden_Pony Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well I did just that. I added them all together and it is fine. Even my Millie Fleur chick who had been raised with the older Keets did not pick on the younger ones.

    Guess they are not like chickens in that respect.

    Thanks rooster0209 for your help! [​IMG]
     
  4. brandywine

    brandywine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put 3-week-olds together with 1-week-olds about two weeks ago, and everything is fine.

    The three big ones seem to be protective towards the five little ones, almost acting like parents. Everyone is getting along great, no conflicts, everyone getting enough to eat. It's worked very well.

    They seem to be happiest in a larger group. They all move in a scrum.
     
  5. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    i have guineas from age 1 month up to 1 year old,,,and they all get along,,,in fact the older ones will be good "eyes" for the young ones.
     
  6. Wooden_Pony

    Wooden_Pony Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank you everyone for your responses you all have been very helpful.

    It still seems to be just fine with them all together still. I am so glad 18 keets in a aquarium was gettting to be rather messy in my kitchen pantry.

    The 18 are now with my 11 older ones and the Millie chick.

    How many of you know Guinea colors? I have no clue what some colors these keets are going to be once an adult.

    Even after checking out a Guinea color website. [​IMG]
     

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