Keets

Discussion in 'Chick Raising Forum' started by cogburn, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. cogburn

    cogburn New Member

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    Atwoods had a bunch of chix and keets.. I like the detail in the coloring of the guinea babies. Thought I'd share...
     

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  2. earlyt89

    earlyt89 New Member

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    Is a Keet just another word for guinea?
     

  3. cogburn

    cogburn New Member

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    Yes sir guinea-keet, like a chicken-chick. Just a baby.. The colors at that age are really pretty..
     
  4. Sundancers

    Sundancers New Member

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    Young guinea, much like chick and chicken. :)
     
  5. earlyt89

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  6. MatthewBK

    MatthewBK Chicken Lover

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    Wow, I love guineas at this age. I have a few of my own roaming around. :)
     
  7. cogburn

    cogburn New Member

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    What colors do you have? We had a bunch growin up off & on, but haven't had any in 6 years at the new farm. I am seriously contemplating it now.
     
  8. MatthewBK

    MatthewBK Chicken Lover

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    I have Pearled, Pied, and Lavender. :)

    Guineas are great for getting rid of bugs such as ticks, so if you have a lot of ticks normally I would highly suggest getting some guineas.
    But, as you should remember, they are noisy creatures. I have never met a guinea that wasn't almost always making some sort of noise.. So be prepared to deal with LOTS of noise. :)
    Also, in my experience they are not very good mothers. This is the first year that I haven't taken away their babies. Normally if I don't take away their babies they all get eaten by something. But this year the WHOLE flock is looking over the keets. It's working pretty good too, because I wasn't even able to get close enough to grab 'em.
     
  9. Energyvet

    Energyvet New Member

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    Matthew, would you post photos of the hen and keets? I would love to see that. Tx!
     
  10. muranofarms

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    Awwww! So cute! I love their little faces.
     
  11. 7chicks

    7chicks New Member

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    What adorable little babies! :D Thank you so much for posting pic Cogburn.
     
  12. cogburn

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    No problem.. I like to share what I like with like minded folk.. ;^)