dipping guineas beak in water like chicks ?

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by giasmom, Jun 14, 2009.

  1. giasmom

    giasmom Songster

    Mar 31, 2009
    Woodville, Al
    So do I have to or not ? Or are they smart enough to figure it out on their own? If so Is one day old to early ?
  2. Debbienmousey

    Debbienmousey Songster

    I would say you should. At least till they learn what their waterer looks like.

    I'd say day 1 is the best time to start. As soon as I take my keets out of the 'bator I dip their beaks in water. I don't always give them food on day 1 though.

    If you have say, 10 keets, you probably only need to dip 2 or 3. Once those 2 or 3 know where the water is the rest should learn from them.
  3. giasmom

    giasmom Songster

    Mar 31, 2009
    Woodville, Al
    Debbie Thanks for your info, These are my first guineas. 16 of 17 hatched, 4 to 5 days early, just want to do it all right.
  4. Maryallison

    Maryallison Songster

    Jul 18, 2008
    Fountain, Florida
    Congrats on the new guineas. I only hatched out 4 guineas 4 months ago, but I did dip them in the water...their beaks I mean so they got the idea. I love my guineas too! They just moved outside and they come and go as they please! I think they love us cause they always come home! [​IMG]

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