Guinea keets or chicks first

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by Cherokee_Chick, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. Cherokee_Chick

    Cherokee_Chick Hatching

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    I'm going to get both Guinea keets and chicks eventually for my first Chicken adventure. I've read Gardening with Guineas and various Chicken Raising books so I can learn all I can.

    They will be free ranging during the day, then together in a 10 x 20 coop at night.

    My question is should I buy my Guinea keets first and raise them to egg laying age, or should I buy my baby chicks first and then get Guineas keets later. Or can I do both (in separate brooders)? Or does it matter?

    I can hardly wait to stick my foot in the water (or maybe the chicken poop) :)
     
  2. Tn Gamebirds

    Tn Gamebirds Songster

    Might as well get both. You got to feed one , might as well feed both while your out there!!!
     
  3. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

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    Both [​IMG]
    All funny aside I would get them both at once.
     
  4. chicken parm

    chicken parm In the Brooder

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    I've had both, guineas are great flyers even at a young age. they are messier than chicks don't raise together for health reasons. also be prepared for how loud they can get, neigbors won't care for them. they are fun to watch around the yard.
     
  5. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Songster

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    get them both and raise them together, so they will know each other, you will have a harder time putting them together at a latter date. Mine were hatched and raised together, and I have had no problems.
     

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