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Sick keets

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by John46, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. John46

    John46 Chirping

    Nov 2, 2011

    Several days ago I bought 6 little keets. They appeared to be very active and healthy. I have lost one, and another has developed the same symptoms.

    Here is what I know about them, and what I am doing.

    They are supposed to be between a week and about 10 days old.
    Most have what I would call Angel Wing if they were geese. Flight feathers turn out and droop.
    They are healthy one day, and sick the next.
    They sit and act listless. I am probably wrong about this, but they seem to act blind.
    They do not eat or drink.

    They are in a plastic tote that I clean once each evening.
    I am using a lamp for heat. They do not act cold (clumping up together), or hot (trying to get as far from the lamp as possible.
    When it is warm, I take them outside and put them in a pen with grass (on the ground), so they get some exercise.
    I am feeding them chick starter, medicated with Amprolium. The chick starter contains less protein than keets want, but I have hatched and raised guineas before with chick starter.

    Any help appreciated,

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