Impromptu keet food??

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by Oceanseve, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. Oceanseve

    Oceanseve Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my MIA guineas showed up with 5 keets tonight. I'll have no game feed or chick starter till tomorrow night. What can I feed them tonight? I have layer and scratch which I'm pretty sure is a no. I do have rabbit, pig and guinea pig food?
     
  2. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd just grind up some scratch in a blender or a coffee grinder and sprinkle it over some scrambled eggs or a crumbled boiled egg for them to peck at until you can get some game bird or turkey starter.
     
  3. jbirds2012

    jbirds2012 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow !! what a nice surprise :)
     
  4. Oceanseve

    Oceanseve Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It gets even better - DH said he found one of our other missing guineas this morning sitting on a nest of 15 eggs..... last time we had one sitting on a nest that big something ate all the eggs. I'm going to try to come up with a shelter of some kind to cover her.

    Thanks for the advice on the feed. Number one priority today - FEED STORE!
     
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    critters Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. Oceanseve

    Oceanseve Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :)
     
  7. JLeigh

    JLeigh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What a great picture! Soooooo cute!!!!!!!
     
  8. Oceanseve

    Oceanseve Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :( one of them escaped and met the dog.... Sure hope the other fifteen eggs hatch could definitely use some more guineas.....
     
  9. Danisclan

    Danisclan Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a question about food, I have 6 16-18 wk old keets and have been feeding them scratch and turkey
    mulch mixed. I seen domething about layer pellets and oyster shell. I could sure use advice what to feed them at this
    age. Thanks so much
     
  10. Oceanseve

    Oceanseve Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At that age mine have always been on flock raiser or game feed. oyster shell is more for if their shells are thin. I've never had a problem with thin shells, but I free range. If I were you I'd wait till after they start laying to decide if you need oyster or not. DH didn't tell me he had stopped picking up flock raiser a couple of weeks ago since it's more expensive. I prefer it to layer.
     

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