Guineas going out

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by jackiedon, Jul 30, 2007.

  1. jackiedon

    jackiedon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Central Arkansas
    I've had the guneas in a brooder next to my baby chicks but I'm moving them out to the shop. They are getting big fast and wanting to fly around. They are 3 weeks old. The shop stays pretty warm do you think I need a light?

    THanks in advance,

    jackie
     
  2. Motherhenandflock

    Motherhenandflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    May 17, 2007
    Southeast Idaho
    Jackie, do they have their feathers? And what is your temp in your shop? Maybe just need some heat at night if your daytime temps are warm enough?
    I understand that guineas "mature" faster than chickens and can go out on their own sooner. :eek:
     
  3. jackiedon

    jackiedon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Central Arkansas
    Motherhen,

    Yes they have feathers and it probably gets down to the mid 70' here at night but shop probably doesn't get that cool since we keep a light on for the goat and the TV. It gets pretty warm during the day and have a fan in there.

    Thanks,

    jackie
     
  4. robin416

    robin416 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2007
    The keets should do OK. They have each other to keep warm on the roost. Just make certain the fan is not blowing on them at night, had one that was a little chilled the other day from that.
     
  5. jackiedon

    jackiedon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Central Arkansas
    Well they spent their first night in the shop. I went out to check on them and feed them and they looked scared to death. It was plenty warm in there for them. I think they will get use to it. But it was a little sad to see them out there.

    jackie
     
  6. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    What are the housing requirements for Guineas? I know for chickens it's 3-4sq ft per bird in the coop.

    I would love to have a few Guinea. I have a "playhouse" coop that doesn't have anyone in it right now and was wondering if it would work for Guineas. I'm looking at getting 5 of them max. Play house coop is 2x4x4. Once they are old enough to go out, it would just be a place for them to roost at night.

    Whatcha think?
     
  7. robin416

    robin416 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2007
    After watching mine in their 8X8X8 coop the dimensions you're giving make it appear very tight. Two foot? What is two feet?

    Guineas are happiest when they can roost up high so even a 4X4 can work if they are given enough height to roost in and you don't try fitting a dozen of them in there.
     

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