feeding

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by chimneyrock, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. chimneyrock

    chimneyrock Out Of The Brooder

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    I have six 3-5 weekers....they are on turkey/game starter crumble. I have it in a small chick feeder. My questions are will they overeat? How much should they be eating? They made short work of it, I have already refilled it today! I offered up some crumbled up hard boiled egg...they didn't seem that interested...
     
  2. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    I have feed available 24/7. There is never a time when feed is not there for them to eat. I don't think that they will overeat. When mine are full, they stop eating. I have a 50lb bag of Purina Game Bird Startena 30% that is just for them (24 keets). As their 3 gallon feeder gets low, I fill it back up.
     
  3. chimneyrock

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    Quote:Thank you! yep they have feed 24/7...it just seemed like they were eating a lot, but I guess that is a good thing! I could only find 24% game feed at my local feed store. I think that is fine, but the way they are eating I'm gonna have to get more soon [​IMG] I'm gonna look for a higher protein next time!
     
  4. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Quote:Thank you! yep they have feed 24/7...it just seemed like they were eating a lot, but I guess that is a good thing! I could only find 24% game feed at my local feed store. I think that is fine, but the way they are eating I'm gonna have to get more soon [​IMG] I'm gonna look for a higher protein next time!

    Oh yea, sounds like you're good to go. They are growing babies, so they will eat like crazy. And you can surely expect them to go through a lot of feed. Good luck with your keets. Post pics if you can. Would love to see them.
     
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    Quote:Thank you! yep they have feed 24/7...it just seemed like they were eating a lot, but I guess that is a good thing! I could only find 24% game feed at my local feed store. I think that is fine, but the way they are eating I'm gonna have to get more soon [​IMG] I'm gonna look for a higher protein next time!

    Oh yea, sounds like you're good to go. They are growing babies, so they will eat like crazy. And you can surely expect them to go through a lot of feed. Good luck with your keets. Post pics if you can. Would love to see them.

    I probably wouldn't have noticed but I'm out there ALL the time..I'm totally in love! I would love to post pics...but I'm still a newbie to BYC, all in good time!
     

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