Where to buy affordable keets?

swtbtrcup

Songster
9 Years
Apr 22, 2010
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White Springs
I currently have 6 french guinea keets that are about a week old. I just learned the issues with their fertility so I want to get more keets. (I purchased these at a local store and he only sells the french). I really can't afford to order the keets from some of the larger hatcheries due to the quantity they require you to purchase.

Does anyone know of alternate places to get 15-20 keets? Color doesnt matter. I like variety. I live in north central Florida.

Thanks
Carol
 

melroseladi

Songster
8 Years
Mar 17, 2011
744
43
143
Melrose, Florida
I am over in Clay county (Melrose/Keystone) and saw an ad on CL G'ville for keets for 4.00 in Melrose. There is also a Jax CL ad for keets in Middleburg for 2.00.

I am hoping I get some keets hatched by the hen end of next week and will have some for sale, the Guinea Goddess willing, of course.
 

swtbtrcup

Songster
9 Years
Apr 22, 2010
107
0
109
White Springs
Oh thank you! My oldest daughter lives in Arlington so I may need to make a trip out there. I will check out CL.

Hope the Guinea Goddess listens to you. I didnt get any to hatch from the 20 I had in the 'bator. Maybe I will have better luck with the Turkey and Duck Goddess lol.

Carol
 

kyle7630

Songster
11 Years
Aug 14, 2008
271
1
154
Semora NC
Quote:I've read that if you free range them, they will breed on their own. Free range birds are a little slimmer and in better shape to breed without AI.
 

rhodesfarm

In the Brooder
8 Years
May 16, 2011
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With respect to free ranging the French guineas and getting more fertility, my experience with our free-ranging flock is that the hens lay plenty of eggs but none have been fertile.
 

swtbtrcup

Songster
9 Years
Apr 22, 2010
107
0
109
White Springs
I plan to free range them but figure I should get some other guineas so I can have keets in the future.

I've done alot of things but I just don't see AI for french guineas in my future hahah.
 

jerryray

In the Brooder
8 Years
Mar 11, 2011
22
0
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Western Kentucky
You might want to check with Ideal Hatchery, you can order the number you are wanting. I order my leghorns from them and there was not a certain number you had to buy.
 

chickenscratch9

In the Brooder
Mar 25, 2015
8
1
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I think guineafowlnow has a minimum order of 15 from April 1 to October 31. They ship everywhere except Hawaii. They only sell French guineas however. They claim free ranging French guinea fowl can reproduce just fine. It's really hard to tell males from females and guinea fowl are monogamous so if you're having trouble with fertility you may not have enough males.
 

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