I picked up 25 day old keets on Friday 16th January. They were tiny and looked very vulnerable. I had already prepared a home for them - a flat pack 'hutch' that I assembled myself. That was a bit of a triumph as I am not at all handy. I lined it with wood shavings which I covered with old towels.
I also managed to arrange a 100W bulb which hangs ingeniously through the top - I am rather proud of myself.
When I put the keets into the hutch they were very nervous. I gave them warm water with sugar in it and some turkey starter food and they very soon calmed down. I left them largely alone for the first 12 hours or so but I had to clean out their accommodation from time to time which only involved changing the towels, the water and giving them fresh food.
I found that the recommended temperature of 35 degrees C was too hot for them. They were panting and looking stressed so I turned off the light for a while and they looked heaps better when the temperature dropped to 29C. Since then I have changed the bulb to a 60W and I can leave that on nearly all the time, though I still have to turn if off during the day sometimes (it is summer here - I live in Queensland, Australia - and the daytime temperature is in the high 20s.
I have now had the keets for 6 days. They have absolutely captivated me. This morning I gave them some chopped lettuce which they were very interested in. They are so competitive. One would pick up a piece of lettuce and they would all want that piece and chase around the coop trying to steal it, despite there being plenty for everyone!
I will add to this topic from time to time telling about their progress. Hopefully some people will be interested.