Guinea Supplies list?

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by watchdogps, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. watchdogps

    watchdogps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2011
    Central Ohio
    Can someone give me a list of all the stuff you need to have to have guineas? I'm talking mainly free range, but ideally cooped at night. I am in Ohio, so if anything special is needed for wintering, please let me know that too.
  2. damselfish

    damselfish Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2008
    Southwest Missouri
    You need all the same stuff as for chickens. If you're just starting out and you don't know those things, here's a basic list:

    Waterer with rocks so they don't drown while they're tiny.
    Game Bird Starter or Flock Raiser (chick starter will do in a pinch but has less protein)
    Secure coop
    Heat lamp for until they're feathered, about six weeks.
    Bedding, such as pine shavings
    Eventually, a dark corner in the coop where they might lay eggs if you are very lucky, but don't count on it. They like to hide nests.

    Ummm, what else...

    If you read some of the chick raising threads, it's basically the same deal.

    Once they're feathered, they seem pretty impervious to weather.

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