FOODS GUINEAS CAN AND CAN'T EAT

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by gguineasfamily, Sep 21, 2016.

  1. gguineasfamily

    gguineasfamily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey everyone

    I'm hoping to compile a list of all the things guineas can and can't eat.

    Please reply and help out, don't hesitate to correct me if I'm wrong.

    DO
    • a variety of grains and seeds
    • complete chicken feed (preferably in grain form not pellet form)
    • shell grit
    • bugs
    • grass and weeds they eat while foraging
    • fruit and vegetables
    • wheat bran and wheat germ, or any grain bran or germ. The germ is more expensive but it's got tonnes of healthy stuff

    DONT
    • potato peels
    • avocado
    • chocolate
    • uncooked legumes, beans and chickpeas
    • anything overly sweet, oily, fatty or salty

    TREATS
    • millet
    • grapes
    • brown, wholemeal and multigrain bread (with the healthy ingredients, white bread can be fed but it's not as healthy for them). Brown bread contains manganese which can prevent twisted leg or slipped tendon in offspring

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  2. turtlemh

    turtlemh Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine love meal worms. They will attack my hands when I hand feed. Kinda hurts heh. Now they like me though. :)
     
  3. Jessie22

    Jessie22 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Do you feed the freeze dried mealworms? If so I am going to get some for the guineas.
     
  4. Homie Four

    Homie Four Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm getting baby guinea soon, what do you guys suggest I feed them? Is it okay if they eat chick starter or do they need more protein?
     
  5. turtlemh

    turtlemh Out Of The Brooder

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    I use the kind of meal worms that are dried and come in a big package. You are suppose to feed Guineas a high protein food. I use Dumor high protein feed for chicks. It's for Guineas, turkeys and quail but I also feed it to my chicks.
     
  6. Homie Four

    Homie Four Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What's the protein percentage on that?
    Thanks :)
     
  7. turtlemh

    turtlemh Out Of The Brooder

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    24%
     
  8. Homie Four

    Homie Four Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, thanks so much!
     
  9. Zombified

    Zombified Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very interesting! Great information. :) Following along as I hope to get guineas some day, haha.
     
  10. R2elk

    R2elk Overrun With Chickens

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    Guinea keets can survive on chick starter but they will never reach their full potential. Keets should be fed a high protein turkey or gamebird starter. It should be a minimum of 26% protein and higher is better. I feed mine a 28% protein turkey gamebird starter.
     
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