Where can I find Keets...NOW?!

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by Connorrm, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. Connorrm

    Connorrm Songster

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    So, I'm in a rush and bored...where can I find some keets? I'd like to get a jump start on them since there was a warm winter and the hurricane waters are still around. The mosquitos and ticks in the fall last year were unbelievable.

    Any ideas!? Also, what's a good number to have to keep the bug population down on an acre and a half of lawn?
     

  2. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Crowing

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    Guinea laying season hasn't officially kicked in for most of the US yet, only a few of us have young flocks that started breeding/laying early because of the mild weather. Most hatcheries have waiting lists for orders of keets. Check your local craigslist, feed/farm store bulletin boards for someone that may have some locally, and there's also a couple Guinea Fowl Breeders Lists online that are organized by state. You might get lucky, but sometime in April may be to soonest you find keets.



    ETA:
    4-6 Guineas should easily take care of pest control on 1 1/2 acre, but they won't stick around on just 1/2 acre... unless they are penned.
     
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2012
  3. NancyP1

    NancyP1 Chirping

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    I have some young adult guineas if you are interested...not too far from albany area.
     

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