Guinea feeding question

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by EdistoChicks, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. EdistoChicks

    EdistoChicks Songster

    Feb 18, 2010
    Edisto Island, SC
    I have 5 guineas that were hatched a few days before mothers day. I have two that are at least 5 months old. I have them on 20% chick starter/grower. When can I reduce the protein? They free range all day and coop at night. I am sure they are getting a lot of protein during the day. I was also told that two of the guineas were called "giant" guineas. They are huge compared to my others, nearly the size of a turkey. The two "giants" cannot fly. Has anyone heard of "giant guineas?"
  2. damselfish

    damselfish Songster

    Mar 8, 2008
    Southwest Missouri
    No, I've never heard of giant guineas. So the younger ones are around 12 weeks old? I'd think you could probably move them all to the next step down in protein if you want. If I remember right, flock raiser is 18%. Is there a particular reason that you want to? Flock raiser is actually cheaper than layer feed at my feed store...I'm considering just using it for all my chickens and guineas long-term (plus oyster shell free choice).
  3. MuranoFarms

    MuranoFarms Songster

    Nov 14, 2009
    Boyers, Pa
    French Guineas are larger then the regular Pearl guineas. Maybe that's what they meant.
  4. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    some people also refer to them as Jumbo guineas

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