When To Take Keets From Broody Silkie

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by pattya, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. pattya

    pattya Out Of The Brooder

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    Never Hatched Keets Before With Silkie ..when Do I Take Them From Hen?
     
  2. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would leave them with her until they are at least 4 weeks old. By then they will probably leave her at night to roost higher than she can go!
     
  3. pattya

    pattya Out Of The Brooder

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    I should have added this..silkie is sitting on eggs, I was curious do silkies leave eggs to tend to keets are will she remain sitting? ( I understand birds all are different) interested in experiences of hatching guineas with silkies.
     
  4. robin416

    robin416 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Take them away when she is no longer brooding them. I allowed one of my Silkies to hatch keets a few years ago. I did not remove the keets even after they were ready to get out and about. Then one day one of the keets nailed one of my girls in the head and caused a head injury. That was the last time I let one of my Silkies hatch keets.

    If that girl is on eggs she either has to get off them to tend to the keets or remove the keets while she finishes up the hatch.
     

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