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Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by PeepsCA, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Keets anyone? Add another 32 to my hatch count [​IMG]

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  2. TarheelBirdy

    TarheelBirdy Chillin' With My Peeps

    WOW! Congratulations!!! They are beautiful!!!
     
  3. KrisH

    KrisH Chillin' With My Peeps

    Adorable. I love the set up with the mirrors and the food dish. WHat is the bedding you are using. straw?
     
  4. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope they sell well out your way! As for me in my part of Texas, I can't hatch enough. They are sold for weeks in advanced. I have a hatch going on right now and one next week and then I am done for the season! Vacation time!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  5. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Luckily for me they are very popular in my area, everybody has ticks and snakes so they are looking for natural pest control. Lots of farmland and horse country here, and large acreage ranches etc. I can and do advertise over a pretty broad area since I'm sort of at the corner of where 3 counties touch. I imagine after selling so many in this area for a few yrs in a row eventually everybody will have keets of their own for sale and hopefully I'll have moved on to breeding Peafowl by then, lol. (Not everybody is as diligent about egg collecting and incubating as I have been tho, lol). There is also the meat bird angle, it's popular here too, (I'd easily sell 100 birds in 6 hours at the local flea market), but so far I've tried not to sell my birds to people that specifically want to consume them. Eventually it may come to that tho if I get stuck with a bunch of birds at the end of the year!
     
  6. BritinMO

    BritinMO Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What a GREAT photo - love the mirrors! They are just so very cute aren't they!
     
  7. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The bedding is rye grass hay, with very little to none of the rye grain in it... so yah, basically straw, lol. I usually have them on rubberized shelf liner and old towels the first several days, but I've depleted my supply of the shelf liner, (haven't been to town to get more), so they went straight to the hay bedding on day 2. The feed and water dishes are what I start them out with, they seem to learn to eat and drink quicker, and I gradually move them further down the brooder each day until they are at the far end, then I switch them out to the traditional little round 8 hole feeders and the small poultry waterers. And the mirrors keep the keets entertained and help calm them (cuz they think there are twice as many keets in the brooder with them I think, lol).
     
  8. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller Premium Member

    Quote:The bedding is rye grass hay, with very little to none of the rye grain in it... so yah, basically straw, lol. I usually have them on rubberized shelf liner and old towels the first several days, but I've depleted my supply of the shelf liner, (haven't been to town to get more), so they went straight to the hay bedding on day 2. The feed and water dishes are what I start them out with, they seem to learn to eat and drink quicker, and I gradually move them further down the brooder each day until they are at the far end, then I switch them out to the traditional little round 8 hole feeders and the small poultry waterers. And the mirrors keep the keets entertained and help calm them (cuz they think there are twice as many keets in the brooder with them I think, lol).

    Wow How many incubators do you have going at once?
     
  9. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    perchie.girl :

    Wow How many incubators do you have going at once?

    4... double loaded, lol​
     
  10. SuperPeacockman

    SuperPeacockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:4... double loaded, lol

    What kind of incubators?
     

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