Lost 2 keets, but was able to save the other

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by jcatblum, Aug 13, 2011.

  1. jcatblum

    jcatblum Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 27, 2010
    Cement, OK
    My keets have been in a grow out pen outside for about a week. I am sure everyone knows we are have the worst drought in a century here in Oklahoma. A few place have gotten rain recently, but we still had none. Last night @ 1145 a storm blew in. Major winds, lighting & 2+ hours of pouring rain. We needed it so bad, so was thankful. Our ground is so dry there wasn't even a puddle this am!

    Go to check on the birds & found 2 dead, not sure if they got wet & chilled (it got down to 68, has been staying about 85 @ nigt & 110+ during the days) or trampled by the others. DH was digging a hole & about to cull one that was looking rough. I snatched it up, wrapped him in a towel & hold him for a good hour. Put him under a heat lamp for a while, once I saw him eating I took him back to his flock. He immediately ran over to join them. So glad I got out there before DH went overboard!
  2. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2011
    Big Oak Valley, CA
    Good save [​IMG] Keets tend to huddle/pile up when cold and or scared, my guess is that they may have gotten chilled and pitiful, ended up on the bottom of the pile and got smothered. It happens, they aren't the brightest of birdbrains. Sorry you lost 2 tho. Hope the saved keet is no worse for the wear.

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