Question about Keets and Chicks together ... :)

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by Mrs. Fluffy Puffy, May 22, 2010.

  1. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Can I put guinea keets, and baby chicks in the same brooder? Thanks!
     
  2. 1sttimer

    1sttimer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yup and thats even better bacause they will bond and the guineas wont run off and they will stay in your yard kinda near the chicks that they were raised with.
     
  3. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Oh that is great!! I was really hopeing I could, because I only have 2 brooders and one I can't use!!! Thanks SO MUCH! Oh, I have a question: Can I give the keets ACV the same I do my chicks? Thanks!
     
  4. 1sttimer

    1sttimer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh i dont know about that one
     
  5. Cacklin" Hens

    Cacklin" Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, definitely. The bad thing is once the guineas get about a week old, they become VERY wild.
     
  6. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Oh, I plan on moving them to a big hutch when they out grow their pen inside.
    I am planning on hand taming 2 keets, because they're going to be my "Garden Guineas.!"
     
  7. Blondie

    Blondie Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have 4 adult guineas that were raised with chickens. The female guinea lays her eggs in the nests with the chickens! Since the eggs are so small and I won't sell them, I kept putting them in one nest. One of my hens went broody and this is what I found this morning:

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    By the afternoon there were 4 little keets in there. She is sitting on about 20 eggs, so I'm sure I'll get more.
     
  8. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Wow!!! What a surprise!!!! [​IMG]
     
  9. GallopingGoat

    GallopingGoat Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm trying to mix as well, and can do one of two things (need advice on which):

    I can put three or so guineas that are just over a week old in with 2 chicks that are 5 days old;

    Put three new guinea keets in with the then week and a half old chicks next week.

    Which do you think would be best? thanks
     
  10. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    I don't know. How old are the chicks? The keets might pick on the chicks if they are very little?
     

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