What to feed 2 month old Guineas

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by CDennis, Oct 14, 2009.

  1. CDennis

    CDennis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I adopted several 2 month old guineas today and they were being fed medicated chick starter. A lot of the postings I have read suggest turkey or game bird starter or a mix of chick starter/game/turkey starter. I had medicated chick feed starter so I gave them that tonight but plan on going out and getting them some more feed tomorrow, I think they need more protein? Those with guinea raising experience what should I put these 2 month old's on for best luck and when should they switch over to adult feed. Thanks!
     
  2. kick'n chick'n

    kick'n chick'n Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i use just regular chick starter from day 1. at 2 or 3 months i mix knock out scratch (11 way scratch ) for about a month slowly adding less starter & more knock out til they are on just the knockout. i also keep mine penned up for about 6 months before letting them totally free range & give them some scratch in the evenings. this works for me & i raised close to 200 guineas this year. hope this helps.
     
  3. CDennis

    CDennis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the info.
     
  4. poultrypatch

    poultrypatch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow....200 keets is a lot of keets ! Do you eat them, sell ?? I have 7 of the little darlings about 6 wks old. I'm trying my best to make pets out of them...LOL...and tame them some. Actually I really like them and find them very interesting. They will eat out of my hand...sometimes. Can you tell me, what is "knockout" feed ? Who makes it ? Not familiar with it.

    Thanks
    Liz
    Rochester, MA
     
  5. kick'n chick'n

    kick'n chick'n Chillin' With My Peeps

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    knock out is the brand of an 11 way scratch with very little corn in it. its a game bird feed. i sold most of the keets,kept close to 30 for myself. i've never eaten guinea but people say it is excellent. during the peak of the laying season i was hatching around 50+ every month. mine free range all the time & i thought i lost a hen but she brought me 11 keets last week.
     
  6. poultrypatch

    poultrypatch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the food info. I do feed mine a game bird feed. I've read they taste good...but doubt I will ever know. :)
    When I picked one up last night I noticed they'd been spending their time growing really big spurs. Ouch !
    Liz
    Rochester, MA
     
  7. txchickie

    txchickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I keep mine on gamebird starter from the day they hatch till the day they die. They also free range 100% of the time and roost in the trees.

    I do throw out about 6 cups of cracked corn for them, right before bedtime. I think I have about 40....I'm not sure anymore [​IMG] They keep multiplying!
     
  8. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Guineas have spurs?
     
  9. poultrypatch

    poultrypatch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WEEELLLLL...didn't know what else to call it...that back middle toe ???? BIG toe nail ?? All I know is it hurt. ;-))
    Liz
    Rochester, MA
     
  10. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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