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Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by ladycrotalus, Sep 20, 2010.
Can these guys be out in the chicken coop or should they still be inside where it is warm?
They look like they're fully feathered, so I'd say it's safe to put them in the coop. Do you have a light in the coop? If so, even better so they can snuggle near it if it gets cold.
There is a light but i only turn it on during winter. Since they are small i am keeping them in the cage and since i got them sunday i have been putting a towel over the cage at night.
You got them Sunday? They look feathered enough to be in the coop....but don't let them free range yet! Give them a few weeks or they may get lost.
They should be fine but I don't know how cold it is getting there at night. I might keep you light on at night just in case they need it.
Quote:Ya, i plan on keeping them in a cage, in the coop for a while so they can get used to it. I only free range my birds when i am outside with them. Lately with classes and work i haven't been able to let them out. I feel bad, but i would feel worse if a predator got them or they got hit by a car, or if my neighbors did something to my roosters. I want to wait until my guineas are practically full grown before i let them out of the cage. As soon as i get some time to clean it, i will be upgrading them to a large dog crate.
Quote:Last night it stayed in the 50s, but before that and now it is staying in the 40s and high 30s.
So far they are doing good.
i have a question?i have 8 guineas that are 4 months old how many ounces of feed do i give them?
You keep their feeder filled. They eat free choice.
vogelzang: I agree with robin416, just keep food available 24/7.
ladycrotalus: They're all enough.