What do baby guinea keets eat?

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by BlueMoon, May 3, 2009.

  1. BlueMoon

    BlueMoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chick grower? Turkey grower?

    We're hatching out chicks, turkey poults, goslings, ducklings and guinea keets - who eats what?

    Thanks!
     
  2. cawooduck

    cawooduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chicks - Medicated chick starter.

    Turkey poults - Turkey starter, gamebird starter.

    Ducklings/Goslings - Turkey starter, gamebird starter.

    Guinea Keats - Turkey starter, gamebird starter.

    I have raised wood duck ducklings on flockraiser before and they grew up healthy.

    Pretty much any babies need a higher protien to grow properly and stay healthy, but i would advise against feeding medicated starter to anything other than chicken chicks.
     
  3. You can mix the medicated starter with the gamebird starter. Just be sure your keats are getting about 20 percent protein. I have raise many a keat on a mixture.
     
  4. BlueMoon

    BlueMoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you both - they're on Turkey starter and getting pleasantly plump. Terrific info that I shall retain.
     

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