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Help...My guinea keet's are dying!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by Bluedog420, Sep 15, 2008.

  1. Bluedog420

    Bluedog420 Songster

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    I have had 20 to 25 guinea chick's to die and I don't know why. Any help would be appreciated...Thank's
     

  2. spydertoys

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    Going to need more information..age, symptoms, feed ing...etc.
     
  3. Bluedog420

    Bluedog420 Songster

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    10 day's to 2 week's old...droopy wing's...eating non-medicated starter grower...been wormed...I don't have a clue what is happening...so sad
     
  4. spydertoys

    spydertoys Songster

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    I may be wrong about this..but I wouldn't worm a baby that young. Worm medicine is strong stuff..it has to be to kill any worms.

    Also..I start them on medicated feed. I also use V&E the first week on allmy babies.

    Hopefully someone else can help.
     
  5. petitesphinx

    petitesphinx Songster

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    I don't know why, but I wanted to offer my condolences.....
     
  6. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing Premium Member

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    That young the keets do not have a need for a wormer. You could have chemically overloaded their little systems.
     
  7. corancher

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    Guinea keets generally do really well and are hardy once you get to the 10 days or older stage. I have to say that the wormer caused the problem. So very sorry for your loss.
     

  8. Tony

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    I had the same problem last year, give them Terramycin Soluble Powder.
    one ounce to one gallon of water for a week as they`re only drinking water. good luck.
     
  9. rooster0209

    rooster0209 Songster

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    how old are they?

    keats must stay 95F for the first week or two then frop 5F each week until they are fully feathered.

    I have never wormed a keat, never thougth it was necessary.
     
  10. my silkie is a new mum

    my silkie is a new mum In the Brooder

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    If they are outside and raised by their mums then they probably whent through damp grass. They are dessert animals and need it to be dry and their moms are some of the worst parents.
     

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