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Sick guinea?

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by Runkrod, Aug 5, 2014.

  1. Runkrod

    Runkrod Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,
    Just started Phase 1 of my new "farm", started with 6 Guinea keets about 3 weeks old. Have them in a large wire dog crate with water, food, pine shavings, a couple of perches and a 40watt light for heat if they want it. We are on day 5 and one of the keets doesn't seem to be too happy. She has her neck scrunched down (tucking her head down), with feathers fluffed up, is making a squeek when she breathes and has a little white krusty on her beak. She doesn't seem to be eating with the others either, just kinda sulking in the corner. Although she will put out the energy when I try to pick her up. Anyone know what could be ailing my little one?
    Thanks
     
  2. gguineasfamily

    gguineasfamily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know. Separate her and make sure she's nice and warm and has her own food and water. She should get better on her own. The other guineas will be a nuisance to her when she's sick but I would put her in a plastic box about a cubic foot (I think a foot is about 30 centimetres) with paper towels on the floor and a heat lamp.and see if she eats when she's on her own.
     
  3. Runkrod

    Runkrod Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the reply. Unfortunately I am late in looking for info. She has died quite suddenly. Did a little shake, almost seizure like, and then was done. Will keep a close eye on the others to make sure no one else starts to show any odd symptoms.
     
  4. Mistahbue

    Mistahbue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So sorry to hear this. :(
     
  5. Hello:

    Some Keets simply do no make it. Genetics or other factors play a huge part in survival.

    Just keep an eye on the others. Please do let us know if one of the other keets falls

    to the same problem.

    Guinea Goonie
     

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