Keets how to tell if they are content?

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by Hentherapist, May 18, 2017.

  1. Hentherapist

    Hentherapist In the Brooder

    Mar 1, 2017
    Sounds like a stupid question I know. I got my first keets this morning, and having raised chickens for years, well these are not chickens. They seem much more active, loud, and busy. They are 2 days old. I was just wondering how a content, not hungry, cold or hot keet acted. plus I have not seen them sleep yet. Any words of advice?

  2. My keets were the same way. Up and hyper, and as adults they are still the same way.
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  3. pattyhen

    pattyhen Chicks Ducks oh my

    Apr 20, 2007
    When they sleep it will probably scare you to death. They will lay down and have their legs straight out in back of them.

    I'm sure they will let you know if their not content. As long as they have plenty of space, food and water and warm temps they should be very happy.
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    BoogieBug Chirping

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  5. GlennLee

    GlennLee Songster

    May 13, 2016
    Central New York
    Sounds like everything is fine... they are noisy and busy little things. If the temp is right, they'll keep moving in and out of the heat. If they scatter to the edges, they are too warm and are looking to escape the heat. If you are keeping a light on all the time, they probably won't sleep. Lighting seems to keep them up and active. Heat with no light or a low light heat lamp will encourage them to rest more. ENJOY!

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