Help needed newly hatched guineas

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by lovinRIRs, Sep 6, 2016.

  1. lovinRIRs

    lovinRIRs Out Of The Brooder

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    I've raised guineas before but I always hatched them or bought them. Sat afternoon 2 of my hens that i thought got eaten by a fox, came home with 15 keets. I gathered them up and have them in a brooder but they do not seem like they are eating or drinking. I don't know why. Do they miss mom and are depressed? Idk lol any suggestions or experiences with taking them from mom as far as raising them different?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    They may very well be missing the hens. Is there any way you can confine them with their mothers?
     
  3. lovinRIRs

    lovinRIRs Out Of The Brooder

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    I tried that. They fly out of the pen. I don't have a covered pen for them. They have a coop but share with my chickens.
     
  4. GlennLee

    GlennLee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry I don't have any experience with this to share with you, but the keets I bought in May were in large dog crates for a while until it was warm enough to be outside in the coop. I'm not saying it was ideal, but the dog crates have come in handy when I have needed to isolate one from the rest of the flock and still allow them to be in and among the rest of them. Just a thought...
     

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