Father guinea murdered all but 2 babies *sigh* will 2 alone be okay?

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by ScaredOfShadows, Aug 22, 2010.

  1. ScaredOfShadows

    ScaredOfShadows Chillin' With My Peeps

    The guineas aren't technically even mine - atleast not this pair since I gave them to the neighbors...anyway he swore up and down the hen was killed but I had seen her from time to time lately. Sure enough she came out this AM with keets. Well I go down to see if she only had 2 and no there were 4 that I seen - hm seemed like a small clutch when I think of all the other guinea hatches I've seen...Well I walk down to check on the horses in the back pasture and on my way back up I see the male (father guinea) with a keet in his beak flinging it around. So I run up and the mama is all defending her last two babies against the male, and I see 3 dead white little baby keets in the squash patch + the one I saw the male kill. So poor mama (who was trying like the devil to murder the male and me) is now keetless since I stole the last two survivors that I seen and are now in a brooder up at my house under a light. One of these babies are injured, I guess the male knocked him on the head but after a few hours that keet looks to be doing okay.

    My question - will just 2 keets be alright? Do you think I need to locate a few chicks or other keets (I probably can) that are under a week old and put in with them, or will just the two keep each other company enough and warm enough under the light alone?
     
  2. Kyhen

    Kyhen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry about the keets. If it were mine I would wait 2 or 3 days for the two little ones to get stronger and then put them with the week old ones. They are usually much happier in a larger group.[​IMG]
     

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