Looking for keets for spring 2012

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by allidew2, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. allidew2

    allidew2 Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 6, 2011
    Upstate South Carolina
    We will be building a coop and fencing the area this fall, as soon as it cools off! Who can I get my name on a list with for 1-day-old keets for next spring 2012? I am in upstate SC, would prefer to pick them up in the area (Greenville). Also, I am open to trying to hatch some eggs in an incubator that I have access to. What's the earliest I can plan on getting eggs or keets next spring from someone in my area? Thanks!
  2. leonphelps

    leonphelps Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 15, 2011
    Bucks County PA
    timing is a crap shoot. depends on night temperatures unless you are sure you want to keep a heat lamp on for long periods of time.

    finding a breeder in the area should be simple.

    I would try to get some chicks now. This way they you will have a shot at eggs by next spring.
  3. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller Premium Member

    Quote:[​IMG] Probably the best thing to do is locate a breeder and find out what time of year the guineas in your area start laying eggs. Murray Mc Murray doesnt sell Guinea Keets till around June. They are in the Midwest I believe. Around here in Southern California I know people who started hatching eggs around February. You will have to google places in your area to find a hatchery. Most Hatcherys ship keets in the mail. I just got my first order ever in the mail from Northern California. The only limitation with doing it that way Is you have to order a specific quantity to fill the shipping box. Some places require a minimum of thirty Keets but there are others that do smaller orders for a little extra money.... (special heated container)

    good luck.
  4. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

    Apr 16, 2007
    Evening Shade, AR
    Hello and Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    You might also want to check out your local sales papers, that's where we got our keets from. It was great getting to meet the person, being able to see all of his different birds and see his housing set up.
  5. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2011
    Big Oak Valley, CA
    Check your local craigslist listings and also the listings for surrounding areas, or you can place a "Keets or fertile Guinea Eggs Wanted" ad on craigslist for your area. I sell lots of keets with my craigslist ads. You can also post "Keets or fertile Guinea Eggs Wanted" flyers at your local feed stores. Google Guinea Fowl Breeders List... maybe there's a breeder in your area that sells keets and/or eggs.
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2011
  6. allidew2

    allidew2 Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 6, 2011
    Upstate South Carolina
    Thanks for all the suggestions. I've already heard back from someone that lives less than 30 minutes away from us who will have keets and eggs next spring.... got me signed up on their list now, too!!! I can't wait! I'll be checking in on here, too, QUITE frequently next spring with questions and looking for tips and help! Thanks again! [​IMG]

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