Having broody chickens raise keets?

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by NoisyCricket, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. NoisyCricket

    NoisyCricket Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 3, 2011
    My keets (30) are coming this week and two of my chickens are broody atm.

    1. Is it ok to have chickens raise the keets? if so:
    2. How many keets can one chicken raise (an ameraucana and black copper marens - this would be their first attempt at raising anything).
    3. Where should I set up their brooders? Options are: in my garage (where the rest of the keets will be brooded under a lamp); Both broods together in a small coop, (6X8 with a 10X10 pen), separate from the rest of the flock; or someplace else - I am open to any other suggestions.
  2. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2008
    North Carolina
    1. Yes, it's the best way.
    2. 12-15
    3. Mine have always brooded in the coop with the freedom to venture outside as they please.

    I wouldn't count on your hens accepting day old keets. They might, but it depends on the individual hen.

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