From 7 down to 1. But what about the 1?

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by nursesammy, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. nursesammy

    nursesammy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    About a month ago i bought 7 day old keets. They were doing great! Well a week ago a group of feral cats broke into the brooder and ate all but one. The one is fine but now lonely and i cant find any keets his age. I Dont know what to do for him?
     
  2. robin416

    robin416 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can get day olds. They don't have to be exactly the same age. The older one if not a female will probably end up being the leader of the flock.
     
  3. woolychicken

    woolychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ideal poultry has some for sale. i also have been looking for some and found these. hope this will help good luck
    wooly
     
  4. nursesammy

    nursesammy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do have 3 adults outside. Would my one little guinea be ok alone until he was old enough to join the other 3?
     
  5. MuranoFarms

    MuranoFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Well...yes and no. Can you get him a chick friend or 2? He'll be lonely on his own. The chicks won't know he's not a chick and they'll accept him.

    When he's old enough to free range he may try to join the adults (around 8 weeks, sooner in warmer climates) He probably won't be accepted till he's full grown. I have some 4 months old that still aren't accepted in the pack. We call them 'the groupies' cause they follow my roo around like he's a rock star lol I've noticed they want to hang with the adult guineas, but they're not accepted yet.
     
  6. nursesammy

    nursesammy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah! The local feed store was selling guineas and they were week olds on top of that! So i got 2 lavenders! Yeah! Now the 1 has company.
     
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    MuranoFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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