Keets coming tomorrow....couple questions

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by Buttercup902, Aug 6, 2014.

  1. Buttercup902

    Buttercup902 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have my box and light for warmth if needed. I have the brooder box in the garage though. In KS and temps are highs of 90's and lows of 70. I think it should stay warm enough with out the light. I think I have a thermometer in the shop. I know 95 is the temp they need but how high can it be? I think it actually gets warmer with the closed doors.

    Also went to the feed store and they didnt have high protein medicated starter. I bought the unmedicated. How critical is medicated? Also they didnt have plain white millet. So I have to head to another feed store and check it out.

    The bottom of the box is wood. I just planned on putting news paper down.

    What am I missing?

    Thanks guys, I am sure Ill have more questions later,
     
  2. Papas Chickens

    Papas Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your temp should be fine just keep it at or close to 95 they come from Africa so they like it hot , my keets eat the same food my chicks do i feed them Dumor Chick Starter i think it has 24% protein, i havent givin my keets millet they get what my girls get no favoritism in my flock. I wouldnt use news paper do to the fact that they could get Spraddle Leg, i would put a thin layer of sand on the bottom witch will help keep the smell down and makes easy clean up. [​IMG]
     
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  3. Mistahbue

    Mistahbue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am a new keet mom too! 2 weeks now -- I am using a game feed starter for my keets - non-medicated. Initially I purchased Manna Pro Gamebird/Showbird Feed -- found it a Tractor Supply. I went to the local feed mill to see if they make their own game bird feed - unfortunately they don't so I have gradually switched them to another brand - I can't remember the name. I would have kept them on the Manna Pro if I could have gotten a larger bag.

    Good luck!!!
     

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