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Guinea Keets Roosting

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by Rose66, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. Rose66

    Rose66 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 26, 2011
    Will someone please tell my 3 1/2 week old keets that this is entirely too high for them to be roosting at such a young age!!!!! [​IMG] They started roosting up there two nights ago and it's 6 feet tall. I know they like high roosts but that high at 3 1/2 weeks??? Not that there's anything I can do about it anyway [​IMG] Since it's a small space, they will outgrow the area pretty quickly but I was very surprised to see them up there last night.


    None of my chicks have decided to roost at night yet. They still huddle up in a corner although they all have roosts available to them that they climb around on during the day.
  2. <3ChickenForever

    <3ChickenForever Fire Is Catching

    Feb 20, 2011
    As long as they can get up and down fine.. I think they would be alright.
  3. damselfish

    damselfish Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2008
    Southwest Missouri
    That's guineas for ya....a bunch of jumping beans at that age with those big wings and hardly any body weight to carry into the air. No wonder they can get so high!

    Have fun with them!
  4. Rose66

    Rose66 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 26, 2011
    I love to watch them one by one hop, hop, hop from roost to roost and then fly up onto the ledge. They are so cute. Since they are going to out grow that ledge quickly, we are going to put some roosts up at that same height next to that ledge so they can just move on over for more room. After all, I want my keets to be happy even though they all think I'm a giant guinea eating monster. [​IMG]
  5. shoopman

    shoopman Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 29, 2011
    Liberty kentucky
    i have some that is around a month odl that rost bout 4 feet high

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