Hay-Day! Keets' first experience in a brooder full of fresh hay :)

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by PeepsCA, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I usually let them burn off some energy a while before I add their food and water...
    Otherwise they have a messy brooder in a matter of 30 seconds! [​IMG]

    Keets Havin' a Hay-Day!
     
  2. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Busy little cuties, aren't they! [​IMG]
     
  3. Balefire

    Balefire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How cute is that? Thanks for sharing
     
  4. leonphelps

    leonphelps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope you put some grit in there. [​IMG]
     
  5. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nope, no grit, they aren't eating the hay. I've sat and watched over 575 keets do this same activity this yr so far... they are just running around with it like they found the golden worm, playing keep away from the others. Now if that was full of shavings they would eat those, that's why they are on hay [​IMG] 10 mins after I took that video they were all sacked out from all the running, lol.
     
  6. tinychicky

    tinychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they look so excited! adorable keets! [​IMG]
     
  7. jcatblum

    jcatblum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have started using hay with my babies (once they are a few weeks old). They hay is free from our front pasture, when it is cut I get more than I can use each cutting. No reason to buy bedding when I have a few dozen bales of hay in the barn!
     
  8. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There's positives and negatives to hay vs shavings... the hay does not control odor as well as the shavings do, but it doesn't make that nasty dust that gets EVERYWHERE!!! And it's cheaper if you are changing bedding in several brooders like I am every couple days... I get way more mileage out of a bale of hay than I do a couple bales of shavings, lol.
     
  9. SassyKat6181

    SassyKat6181 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So Cute! They are super fast too.....good thing they are in the brooder or you'd never catch them. [​IMG]
     
  10. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

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    Oh my gosh they are sooooo cute!! I want more keets! [​IMG]
     

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