Here is an approximate guide to the development of guinea fowl keets.
After 24 hours – guinea fowl keets are able to feed and drink independently.
One week old – guinea fowl keets wing feathers start to grow.
Two weeks old – guinea fowl keets nearly able to fly.
Six to eight weeks old – guinea fowl keets able to survive without heat.
Ten to twelve weeks old – guinea fowl begin to call out so gender recognition is possible.
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1.Stumbled across your site looking for info on Guinea Fowls as were interested in keeping some. Very informative.
Comment by Ripley — January 29, 2008 @ 10:03 am
2.Hi Ripley, Thanks so much for visiting and commenting. I am glad that you like my site and that you have found it informative.I look forward to hearing about your guinea fowl. Let me know if you have any questions.Sara @ farmingfriends
Comment by Sara @ Farming Friends — January 31, 2008 @ 5:09 pm
3.I have some wild guinea fowl in the garden – today they brought their chicks. I noticed one of the chicks seemed to be having difficulty keeping up with the rest… To cut a long story short, I now have the little one wrapped up in a blanket in a box – please help – I’m not sure what’s wrong with it or how to help it – if you have any ideas I would be most appreciative…
Comment by Carol Ponelat — March 31, 2008 @ 10:27 am
I will email you as well with information. I hope that your guinea fowl keet is still ok. Keep it warm and give it warm water and some crushed chick crumbs if you have any. Often keets appear weaker as they are not getting enough food or water. Yoghurt is also good and so is shredded lettuce. Try to make a brooder for the keet with a lamp for heat, food and water. make sure that the floor has something on it eg piece of old carpet or a towel but not newspaper or lino asthis can harm the keets legs. I hope this helps. Let me know how the keet gets on.Best Wishes Sara @ farmingfriends