sara | March 12, 2011
I have been asked by a Incubating & Hatching Guinea Fowl Keets eBook customer if keets hatched by a guinea fowl will still need to go into a brooder for warmth.
Yes, I have 3 guinea fowl. 1 girl and 2 boys. I’ve had them since they were 12 weeks and though fairly skittish, they’re pretty [...]
sara | July 9, 2010
Just thought I would let you know that I received an email from Gary who recently bought some of my guinea fowl eggs for hatching.
He emailed a few weeks ago to let me know that the guinea fowl eggs had hatched and he had 4 keets.
Hi there farming friends, once again thanks for the Guinea [...]
sara | March 31, 2010
I have been asked what cause curled toes in poultry and waterfowl chicks.
Curled toes is when the chick, keet or duckling is born with toes or feet that are curled up.
This can be caused by a number of things:
Curled feet can be genetic and due to inbreeding. It’s only safe to breed ducks down by [...]
sara | March 26, 2010
I received a couple of tips if your chicks have splayed legs that I thought would be useful to share.
“Its my opinion from many years of hatching, that getting the splayed (spraddled) legged chick on 1/8 inch wire as soon as possible will correct most chicks with this defect. Keith”
“My wife has cured splayed legs [...]
sara | March 4, 2010
I have received this tip and advice about litter for a brooder.
“The safest, most comfortable ,most hygienic, most chick friendly and cheapest litter for a brooder is clean chopped straw. All you need is a small bale of straw and your lawnmower (with it’s collection bag on if possible). Lay straw on a [...]
sara | January 28, 2010
Splayed legs are when a guinea fowl keets legs are not in line correctly but splayed out making movement and standing difficult.
Splayed legs can be the result of the newly hatched keets not being able to get a grip on the floor of the incubator or brooder and as a result the legs will spread [...]
sara | October 17, 2009
On occasions a guinea fowl keet can hatch out with toes that are curled up into a fist shape. Sometimes they may straighten out on their own in the first day or so but if they don’t you can make a pipe cleaner shoe for the keet to wear which will help to straighten out [...]
sara | March 7, 2009
I love it when I strike up a farmingfriends friendship and get to correspond with a fellow guinea fowl enthusiast as MeliaMary is.
It is also interesting to hear about guinea fowl in different countries and MeliaMary is over in Australia, so lets find out how MeliaMary’s guinea fowl keets are progressing……
Today is the [...]
sara | February 10, 2009
MeliaMary is a regular reader and farmingfriends forum member from Australia who has recently got some guinea fowl. Here is Melia Mary’s update from last week.
I have now had my keets for 18 days. They have grown beyond my expectations and have outgrown the lovely little hutch I made for them. Today we spent four hours [...]
sara | July 23, 2008
Since Sunday 15 guinea fowl keets have successfully hatched out. I generally leave the keets in the incubator for 24 hours so that their feathers can dry out and they can fluff up. It is ok to leave them in the incubator for this length of time as they get their food from the sac. [...]