When to introduce Keets to Pullets?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by pontoosuc, Jul 17, 2010.

  1. pontoosuc

    pontoosuc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens are 9 weeks old, handled a great deal, docile and in the big chicken house with an outdoor run.
    (there are 14 mixed)

    We also have 8 keets + 2 EE's that came together and are now 4 weeks old. In the brooder in the garage.

    The plan is to have them all live together in the big chicken house and have the guineas free range
    during the day and have the chickens in the outdoor run.
    I've been ringing a bell each day when I deliver treats to the keets in an effort to train them to come. lol

    Right now my chicken house is a converted storage shed with 1/2 of the inside modified for the birds.

    I would love suggestions on how to integrate these birds. I know I need to have them living in the same
    area, separated, for a while, but should I modify another area of the shed to accomplish this?
    Am I over thinking this and just move the brooder to the chicken house for a couple of weeks?

    Then, how do I get just the keets out in the am and not the chickens? Maybe I should have just stuck with the chickens.


    Would love your input and recommendations. Thank you.
     
  2. cpegram

    cpegram Chillin' With My Peeps

    I asked this same sort of ques so waiting to see if yours get answered [​IMG] then i will have mine [​IMG]
     
  3. pontoosuc

    pontoosuc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Connie,
    How many keets and chickens do you have? . oh, lol, never mind, just read your signature line.
    Hope we get some good answers.
     
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  4. cpegram

    cpegram Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yeah funny I guess just you and me for awhile...hopefully someone will answer.....or some input anyway
     
  5. cpegram

    cpegram Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] maybe no one knows [​IMG]
     
  6. pontoosuc

    pontoosuc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Somebody surely knows, or has some great ideas..
    722 peeps in the forum tonight ..
    Anyone ?.
     
  7. SPRING CREEK FARM

    SPRING CREEK FARM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I just came along and I would like to know myself, because I am in a similar predicament! Numerous chickens and 7 guinea keets that are currently separated in an outdoor brooder/coop with run attached. I figured I might just have to let the guineas have the run of the farm when they get old enough; I am afraid that they may pick on the chickens, so I would love an answer myself! [​IMG]
     
  8. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    I threw all mine in together, but this was right out of the shell so I can't be much help. My chicks and keets get along fine - but they are still very very young! [​IMG]
     
  9. pontoosuc

    pontoosuc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Featherz, an old timer told me that was the way to do it for congeniality. Hope you have a happy/combo flock. Unfortunately I was
    not able to get keets at the time I had to order my chickens and just hoping I can get them all to like each other, or at least to tolerate
    each other in the yard, the pen, and the coop!
     
  10. MareeZoCool

    MareeZoCool Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] You have our attention..............[​IMG] Please try to integrate your two groups & let us all know how everyone reacts.
     

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