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The cold is coming

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by AbbyTravers, Oct 6, 2013.

  1. AbbyTravers

    AbbyTravers In the Brooder

    Aug 4, 2013
    Hello, this is my first year raising guineas and ducks and I love them very much. I was wondering is there something special I need to do to them to get ready for winter? They have a little house but they don't go in it. I tried to put some food in there to see if they will go in there but they wont. Any advice? Im a first timer so any info. will be helpful. Thanks[​IMG]

  2. TNchickies

    TNchickies Chirping

    Oct 7, 2013
    awww! yay! i'm so happy for you! well, the little house needs to have a window. That's important, because chickens, ducks, and many other birds, do not have good eyes, and just like you and me, they don't like to be totally blind in a new area. Also, if the winters in your area are severely, or even scarcely cold, you will want to have a heat lamp of heater, and a light. The temperature cannot be too cold, but you will want to be careful using heaters. Lights are a must have for chickens, so i think they are for ducks and such too. Chickens need light in order to lay, although, i am not sure of you present situation enough to give you specifics. even if not for the eggs, i'm sure they would greatly enjoy lighting. a happy bird is a healthy bird, right??? [​IMG]
  3. bemba

    bemba Songster

    Feb 5, 2010
    Mary Valley QLD.
    EEEEEEEEEEEEEK, I hate winter.....Over here in Australia spring has sprung and all the birds are in peak laying mode! Love the fact when we are on the non breeding season we still get our keet fixes from you guys and vice versa :D
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2013
  4. TNchickies

    TNchickies Chirping

    Oct 7, 2013
    LOL! cool! hope to visit Australia sometime! [​IMG]

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