Going to be a foster mom.....

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by SassyKat6181, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. SassyKat6181

    SassyKat6181 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am going to foster 3 chicks and 1 guinea that are 6-7 weeks old. The lady 1/2 mile down the street was hit by last weeks tornado (strange for western massachusetts) and asked if they could stay here for a while until she can get the yard cleared and the coop delivered. My question is......do I house the guinea with her chicks, or with my own 7 week old guineas? My gut says to leave her with the chicks as she will be returning with them, and don't want her to form a bond with my flock and try to return when she leaves.
     
  2. flnatv

    flnatv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't give you any advice, but I think it is a REALLY nice thing you are doing.
    mississippifarmboy has been doing wonderful things for tornado victims as well.

    I commend each of you who have been willing to help.

    Edited to add... I would probably put the guineas together, but now I wonder if it would be easier not to have to reintroductions for her later ????????
     
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  3. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd keep her birds completely separate from your flock, you don't want anybody getting sick... (biosecurity!)
     
  4. SassyKat6181

    SassyKat6181 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks again PeepsCA......you are always to the rescue. [​IMG] I am going to tell her that she can set up in one of the extra stalls in the other section of the barn.
     

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