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Foster mum for guinea keets

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by akamodo, Jan 15, 2015.

  1. akamodo

    akamodo Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all i have a batch of 13 keets that i took of the mother on acount of we had 130 mil of rain and she was nesting on the ground in the bushes and three had got drenched and drowned so i felt i needed to intervene anyways my question is this,,,,,, could i put the keets under one of my cochins that has three day old chicks this is option one ,,,,could i take the eggs from a cochin that is due in one week and put those eggs under a australorp which is sitting on one egg and a golf ball as of yesterday or am i best of keeping them in the brooder which i would rather not
    I had good success with sneeaking eggs under the cochin hens but am not sure of age differences in chicks and keets oh i should say all thirteen are just dandy after i put them in the brooder and dried them with a hairdrier then give them warmed water and honey and some starter feed
     
  2. aprille218

    aprille218 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Put them in with the cochin with the chicks as long as she can handle them all. It's close enough that the age difference will be fine. Anything less than a week has been okay for mixed clutches in my experience.
    Aprille
     
  3. akamodo

    akamodo Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you aprille i put the keets under the hen whith her chicks lad night so now fingers crossed all goes well she called them to come with her this morning i was camped out there with them at day break and they didnt follow her so i will watch closely maybe they need to learn her call she is sitting on all keets and chicks so they wont get cold
     
  4. mommaguinea

    mommaguinea Chillin' With My Peeps

    I hope it all works out! You are a great guinea parent- the hen would have lost all those keets to the chill.
     

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