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Where do you get them?

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by Chicken wild 98, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. Chicken wild 98

    Chicken wild 98 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone, I am wanting some guineas In The future and I was wondering where the best place to get some keets is.

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  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Are you looking for certain colors?
     
  3. Chicken wild 98

    Chicken wild 98 Out Of The Brooder

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    No not really just some that will eat all the bugs.
     
  4. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Approximately how many did you plan on keeping? Most of the hatcheries have pretty high shipping minimums for guineas.
     
  5. Chicken wild 98

    Chicken wild 98 Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh 5-15 most likely
     
  6. TenOC

    TenOC Out Of The Brooder

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    In the spring check craiglist or either eggs or keets.
     
  7. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with TenOC... you can even place a "keets/eggs wanted" ad on CL, or post flyers at your local feed store early Spring letting all the local Guinea keepers/breeders know you are looking for keets. Most hatcheries have a minimum order of more than 15 keets... so another option is to split an order with someone. You can post a CL ad about this too.
     
  8. JLeigh

    JLeigh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can also watch ads in your state's Farming magazines. For example, in GA it's called the GA Market Bulletin. You can call your local County Extension Office and they can probably tell you where to find that type of farming publication. And then there's eBay for eggs. I've had my best success selling in the GA Market Bulletin.
     
  9. barbiegirl

    barbiegirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got adults from craigslist. I didn't want to deal with brooding babies. I raised some keets thanks to my broody silkie and sold the keets on craigslist.
     
  10. frigginchi

    frigginchi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I played guinea fowl sounds and they came :)
     

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