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When can I feed Keets food scraps?

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by SLSSLD, Jul 16, 2016.

  1. SLSSLD

    SLSSLD New Egg

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    I am new to guineas and have 16 Keets. They are about 4 weeks old now. I am having a hard time finding online if it's ok to feed them plant food trimmings, etc.... along with grit at this age? They are in my chicken house and I plan to let them free range in a few weeks. I'd like to start taking treats out to them now, and maybe ringing a bell or something beforehand to try to train them to come back into the coop at night. Thanks!
     
  2. R2elk

    R2elk Overrun With Chickens

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    To give them treats, you have to also give them grit. Without the grit they cannot digest the treats. I give my new keets pieces of grass cut to approximately 1/4" length once they are at least a few days old.

    If you plan to allow them to patrol your garden when older, do not feed them treats from the garden.
     

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