Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Their home (brooder) is not a traditional one or even a temporary disposable cardboard box... No, rather its a uses of a large domestic rat cage. It has two large enclosed compartments, allowing for plenty of room for the chicks. The chicks will need to stay in the cage until fully feathered and then they can start transiting outside in a new enclosure. Guineas can be great wanderers, and some will never return. So, they need to be trained to, imprint if you will, on where their home is located. To do that, is a slow process of different pens before release to free range. It's cold up here in the winter, so those that will over winter need to know where shelter and food is located.
Posted by Bill Reynolds at 12:15 PM