question about what to feed guineas AND chickens that live together??

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by oliviad51, Jan 5, 2011.

  1. oliviad51

    oliviad51 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 guineas that are living with about 12 chickens (pinned up, but plenty of room). I did this because we have a hawk that keeps getting our guineas and we are left with 2. [​IMG] I know that guineas should eat game food while chickens should eat laying food, but is there anything I can feed them BOTH at the same time? Should I just put laying food in the feeder and give them game food as a treat (like scratch?) What would you reccomend? Thanks in advance [​IMG]
     
  2. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They will be fine with the layer.
     
  3. oliviad51

    oliviad51 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok, thanks! [​IMG]
     
  4. laturcotte1

    laturcotte1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two feeders one has 16% layer for the chickens, the other turkey grain, guess what the 2 guinea boys eat? hehehe
     
  5. phasian

    phasian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have guineas housed with chickens and waterfowl. Everybody gets a mix of organic chicken layer, organic chicken developer mash, and some plumage formula game bird food (higher in protein- great for moulting chickens). I put these in separate vessels for selective feeding and also use a wild bird seed mix- white millet w/ black oil sunflowers seeds as my scratch which is very popular with all the birds.

    In addition to their pasturing, they get chickweed, heirloom root vegetables and squash. I notice the guineas eat all of this with relish but especially like the millet and chickweed.
     
  6. damselfish

    damselfish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I feed them Flock Raiser and offer the oyster shell separately. You could do the same or feed them all game bird food plus separate oyster shell. I don't do that because our feed store doesn't get a lot of turnover in game bird food. I think it's stale.

    Plus they all get BOSS and millet as occasional treats.
     
  7. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    My guineas eat what ever my chickens eat.
     
  8. oliviad51

    oliviad51 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, that makes me feel better. Thanks:)
     
  9. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Don't have too much fun with them Guin-Guins now! [​IMG]
     
  10. Farmergreen

    Farmergreen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine free range after about 6 weeks with the ducks.(inclosed pen) I feed scratch and lay pellets to them both.
    I continue feeding them scratch in the evening after they are turned loose.
    Guineas eat a lot of bugs. In the wild it is thier main diet.
    But they will do fine on about anything you feed to everybody else.
     

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