guinea fowl

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by raggie6653, Jul 11, 2019 at 10:27 AM.

  1. raggie6653

    raggie6653 Songster

    Sep 21, 2010
    How long should l let my guineas out they are 6 weeks old just want to know how long during the day
  2. R2elk

    R2elk Free Ranger

    Feb 24, 2013
    Natrona County, Wyoming
    Are you talking about letting them out into a run or to free range?
  3. GeeseMama

    GeeseMama Chirping

    Jun 6, 2018
    If you are talking about letting them free range, I always start with a few minutes that I am right there with them. It also depends upon how long they are have been outside in their cage. Personally I would not let them free range if they have been in their cage less than three weeks. Most people wait six weeks. I'll do 10-15 minutes that I am constantly with them for a day or two. After that for about a week, I'll let them out here and there for an hour two hours or so and always offer them treats once going back in. Live or dried mealworms or white millet. Next step is opening the door in the mourning and calling them in before dark, always giving a treat. Of course, I still check on them several times a day, keep tabs when I can, and give treats for fun. That will continue the rest of their lives lol. I have acclimated them this way for years and it has never failed to work. Good luck with your babies.
  4. raggie6653

    raggie6653 Songster

    Sep 21, 2010
    Thank you
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  5. Helloworld

    Helloworld Songster

    Jul 17, 2018
    Down on the Suwannee River
    Some say 8 weeks. We do that and gone. So now we keep ours for 12 weeks in and they come back at night.
  6. ocap

    ocap Crowing

    Jan 1, 2013
    Smithville, Missouri
    I had fun with mine by letting them out just long enough to see the sunshine. I would then herd them back in and do the same once a day for three or four weeks, teaching them where the door is and how to get back to safety. They really did not want to go out when they were as young as yours.
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