Once the keets have hatched in the incubator they have a few hours to dry out and “fluff up” they are then transferred into the brooder, this is kept at 32 degrees Centigrade, they have a small feeder and drinker and will stay in the brooder for 2 or 3 days.

 Next the keets are transferred to a small run with an infra-red heat lamp over them, the lamp is started about 8 inches off the ground and is raised a little each week to lower the temperature and harden the birds off. The birds are fed chick crumb and have a constant supply of water.

If the weather is warm I would move the birds outside at 6 to 8 weeks, although I cover the run with clear plastic to keep any rain off the young birds
After 6 weeks I change the food from chick crumb onto growers pellets, these have the right balance of ingredients to help the birds from 6 weeks up to about 20 weeks.