What To Feed Guinea Keets Hatched By Silkie??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by pattya, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. pattya

    pattya Out Of The Brooder

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    Silkie Hatched Guinea Eggs.not Certain What To Feed ? Is Broiler/layer Mash Ok?
     
  2. noodleroo

    noodleroo Snuggles with Chickens

    Apr 29, 2010
    Rockport, Tx
    You want to get them game bird starter crumbles
     
  3. dieselgrl48

    dieselgrl48 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2010
    Virginia
    I alway's fed my guinea keets NON medicated basic chick starter with no problem.You should never feed young chick's or bird's layer feed.It can cause internal bleeding.I lost about 30 mixed chick's once due to feed.Medicated gamebird feed I don't use either.Just my opinion and experience.
     
  4. noodleroo

    noodleroo Snuggles with Chickens

    Apr 29, 2010
    Rockport, Tx
    yep, I forgot to say I always used NON MEDICATED gamebird starter. I remember the feed store owner telling me that chick starter works too but the gamebird starter had more protein. When the guineas got older, they really enjoyed the neighbors cat food-even ate out of the same bowl with the cats!
     
  5. pattya

    pattya Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the information .Feed store had chick starter 20% protein, not much more than layer feed 18%. I watched silkie with 3 keets eating off her beak .interesting , never hatched eggs before
     

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