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Only one keet hatched

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by KZ, May 10, 2011.

  1. KZ

    KZ Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 9, 2010
    Fountain, Colorado
    After incubating about 24 eggs, of which 21 were tossed after about 15 days, and one was tossed at day 25 (which left me with 2), only one hatched. Now I have one totally cute but sure to be lonely little keet. It has very cool coloring, I will have to post a picture later today - but I feel bad that it is all alone. I have some 5 week old chickens it will be able to join in about 5 weeks, but do you think I should scare up another chick or keet to keep this one company? I thought about a stuffed toy and a mirror, but it will be missing out on a lot of socialization all alone for 5 weeks. I don't even know where to get another keet - I guess I could post on Craigslist. Sheesh, I have roughly nine zillion chickens and my husband will not be thrilled I am thinking of buying one more.

  2. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2011
    Big Oak Valley, CA
    Yah, it needs a buddy of some sort... or a few buddies, lol.
  3. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2008
    North Carolina
    Why was the hatch so bad? Was is an LG?
  4. KZ

    KZ Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 9, 2010
    Fountain, Colorado
    Quote:No, a Sportsman. It wasnt the hatch method so much a the eggs. It was the first time the females laid and most of the eggs were not fertile. I have a huge batch of eggs in now that should do a lot better. Some eggs might be too old but I expect a much better hatch. I am sure most of these eggs are fertile.
    I am thinking I will get a chick for my keet, and, as expected, my DH was speechless.

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