Are guinea keets hard to raise? Usually not but this time around I’ve lost quite a few. What’s going on? In this video I look at making some changes.
Raising guinea hens is NOT hard but this new batch has included some new issues that I’ve never dealt with before.
Six losses. That’s way too much. In the three years I’ve raised keets I’ve lost three. What’s going on? Well, sometimes with livestock it’s not always easy to put a finger on the problem.
I’ve done some researching, ala Google, and have learned a few things. I mean that’s what this is all about right? Pasty butt seemed to be the culprit, this is the FIRST group that has ever had that issue. Ok, I had ONE chicken when I first started raising chickens but NO guinea keets with pasty butt.. ever.
So a good clean up was in order. But still another loss. Let’s see what other things I learned and the changes I’ll be making moving forward:
What bedding do you use for your new chicks or keets?