Should I Be Concerned?

JinE

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I just picked up 6 guinea keets from a local hatchery. I was told they are 3 weeks old. I've been home for an hour and they've been sitting in the brooder with their mouths open. I can see their tongues(?) wiggling as they breathe heavily through their mouths. I have not noticed any of them drinking or eating. Are they just stressed and need time to acclimate or should I be concerned that they might be sick?
 

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I just picked up 6 guinea keets from a local hatchery. I was told they are 3 weeks old. I've been home for an hour and they've been sitting in the brooder with their mouths open. I can see their tongues(?) wiggling as they breathe heavily through their mouths. I have not noticed any of them drinking or eating. Are they just stressed and need time to acclimate or should I be concerned that they might be sick?
What temperature do you have them in? It almost sounds like they are too hot.
 

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