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Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by ladycrotalus, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. ladycrotalus

    ladycrotalus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can these guys be out in the chicken coop or should they still be inside where it is warm?

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  2. glenolam

    glenolam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  3. ladycrotalus

    ladycrotalus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  4. MuranoFarms

    MuranoFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 14, 2009
    Boyers, Pa
    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.
     
  5. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Woods, TX
    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.
     
  6. ladycrotalus

    ladycrotalus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  7. ladycrotalus

    ladycrotalus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  8. vogelzang

    vogelzang Out Of The Brooder

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    i have a question?i have 8 guineas that are 4 months old how many ounces of feed do i give them?
     
  9. robin416

    robin416 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2007
    You keep their feeder filled. They eat free choice.
     
  10. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    vogelzang: I agree with robin416, just keep food available 24/7. [​IMG]
    ladycrotalus: They're all enough. [​IMG]
     

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