HATCHING KEETS

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by OMAGIRL2danger, Jun 15, 2016.

  1. OMAGIRL2danger

    OMAGIRL2danger Just Hatched

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    We are hatching keets but, a lot are dying after after birth. Some have lived as long as 2-3 weeks others are dying 3-6 days later. I am feeding with purinea game bird starter. I am using straw for bedding in their box. Any ideas?

    Thanks,
    Lisa
     
  2. pattyhen

    pattyhen Chicks Ducks oh my

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    Welcome to BYC. I'm sorry about your losses. Do you have a heat light on them? They need warmth and they need to stay dry.
     
  3. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    How is the hatching going? Are they hatching on time or too early or late? Early or late can indicate improper temps, which can led to some developmental problems, which may be the cause. Are they just dead one morning when you check on them or slowly getting ill and then dying? Are you giving them grit? Where/how are you housing them? Are they in with other birds or of mixed ages?
     
  4. charid

    charid Out Of The Brooder

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    Is the straw compacting them or causing pasty butt?
     

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