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grit and chicken starter for keets

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by scatteredeggs, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. scatteredeggs

    scatteredeggs Chirping

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    hi friends,

    are keets given grit on the first week?

    i have 4 keets doing very well right now. [​IMG] they're on purina medicated chicken starter. DH read somewhere they need higher protein content feed like gambird's or turkey. i read from guinea 101 here that i can give them what i'll give to chicken babies. should i change?

    thanks a lot in advance for your kind help. [​IMG]

    emma
     

  2. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Crowing

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    DH is right, they do need higher protein. So yes you should change. Keets are not chicks, they have different nutritional needs and need to be fed starter feeds with a much higher protein level in it. They should be on a Turkey, Game Bird or Pheasant starter feed medicated with Amprolium until they are 6-8 wks old. They can have grit if you are feeding them other foods and treats starting at 10 days old.
     
  3. scatteredeggs

    scatteredeggs Chirping

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    hey,

    thanks!
     

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