What do you feed Guinea hens

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by Choco Maran, Dec 18, 2014.

  1. Choco Maran

    Choco Maran Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have just order some guinea fowl that will not be coming until June, however my question now is what do you feed them? Can I use regular chicken food or is there something better. I will be getting game bird finisher as well, but not until they're older.
     
  2. R2elk

    R2elk Overrun With Chickens

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    Guineas require a higher percentage of protein for proper growth and development. Guinea keets should be fed a turkey or game bird starter that has a protein content of at least 26%. Higher is even better.

    Once the guineas are adults then you can reduce the protein content of their feed to the 16% - 20% range.

    Good luck.
     
  3. Choco Maran

    Choco Maran Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank You R2Elk . I will buy some game bird starter for them when they come. I have a little time to prepare for them.
     

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