Guinea hens with keets

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by ajbett1204, Jun 21, 2017.

  1. ajbett1204

    ajbett1204 In the Brooder

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    I have 1 guinea hen who just hatched about 12 eggs. This is her 2nd year hatching eggs and I was wondering if she'll end up being a better mom this time around than last time? None of her babies survived last year and she won't let anyone see her babies yet so I don't know if they are all there.
     
  2. CapricornFarm

    CapricornFarm Chicken Tender

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    No telling what an animal will do for sure. Do you know why her babies died last time?
     
  3. ajbett1204

    ajbett1204 In the Brooder

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    Well I noticed that after they hatched, she just resumed combing the yard and didn't stop and wait for the little ones when they were tired and couldn't keep up.
     
  4. CapricornFarm

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    So i guess as soon as they hatch you need to catch them and put them in the brooder.
     
  5. justin shrew

    justin shrew Chirping

    if you let her again take the young keets outside probably,some will be lost. guineas are originally not good parents when allowed to roam free with their keets. some make good parents with the assistant of the flock or other males.they usually do atleast better in the hot season.
     
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