I have total 14 guinea fowl and haven't seen a tick for years. # are male the rest female. 4 of our females disappeared for a long time. over the next 3 days all the girls came back trailing them was a total of 52 babies. I'm kinda panicking right now. For years we have been pretty slick and mostly eaten the eggs. when they did hatch some out it was never a glut like this. They hatched them out in the guinea fowl stall.
So I keep feeding them and the moms disappear and there is more and more keets that keep showing up.
1. How do I label the new keets and get them to think that the guinea hatch is home without ruining things to much.
2. Do I wait a few more days to see if more come?
3/ I don't plan to keep any of the males or any that seem to aggressive from the new hatch.
4. do i get rid of the males fathers and trade for new ones?
5. when do I stop throwing out millet to attract all these babies and adults and put them in the stall so they know where home is? Do I wait more days to see if more show up?
I would say you are very lucky. Go ahead and pen them up and feed them for a few days. Maybe toss out some feed in the evenings just to keep them coming in every evening. When they get big enough, catch and slaughter some for the freezer.
I wasn't trying to sell them but I wonder if I should just keep most of the females expand my flock and buy 2 new males. I've got a decent amount of land and they still have a lot of area to roam and plus they don't eat much. They enjoy the flower medow almost as much as millet.