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Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by KidsandGuineas, May 12, 2016.
when will my keets be able to fly out of their brooder? they are just starting to get feathers.
I just started raising 2 guinea keets. Mine started flying over a 4 foot fence about 5 weeks old. I put them outside if the weather was nice and they soon learned they could fly up to the top and jump down on the other side. I clipped one wing on each guinea and that stopped them from flying. I hope this helps.
We have 16 keets in a brooder box with 17" high walls. The keets are two weeks old today. They are roosting on my hand, fluttering and trying to fly. They can get up to about a foot at this point and we are looking to move them to an enclosed crate to prevent them from flying out. I can let you know how they progress. At least you and I know from pattyhen that they will be able to fly over a 4' fence at 5 weeks.
At 2 1/2 weeks they made it to the top of the box 17" to perch. Good thing we put a screen over the top a few days ago.
I had a guinea hen rear some keets a couple months ago. By 2 weeks old, the keets were roosting in the tree with the rest of the flock.
Min. e are 3 weeks and can fly up 3 1/2 - 4 feet, or across 10 - 15'. They were pretty much fully feathered by 2 weeks.
Part of it might have to do with confinement/exercise. I have been taking mine outside since day 10 to get exercise, so they have had room to practice.
Note: I f I only had keets, I would not take them outside unless thoroughly contained. These two are being raised with two turkey poults so all I have to do is round up the poults and the keets follow.