Guinea hens coming with house we bought
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hey happy to hear about your guineas you got have you noticed them in the coop yet ? if so its gotten a whole lot easier for you guineas usually sleep in trees or on top of high places as you have already noticed training them to stay in the coop will be difficult if it hasnt already been done and also guineas tend to make there own nests in bushes , on the ground under or on trees so when they start laying eggs you'll have to roam around and look for them
I think they use the coop at night, they are pretty tame and were raised with hens. We dont get our house until end of October so I havent really been able to see them in action come evening, the previous owner still lives there but I havent spoken with her, everything has just come through the realtor. Im looking to get as well versed in the theory of everything guinea before we get posession basically. I was really happy to hear they control ticks as there has been a tick epidemic as of the last 5 years due to weird weather.
I know that realtors do everything they can to try and prevent any interaction between buyers and sellers but...
There is no one who can give you better information than the previous owner. Make an effort to have a thorough conversation with the previous owner.
I was thinking that the guineas will continue to sleep wherever they currently sleep. Are you concerned about getting them in the barn for the winter? Hopefully the current owner has already trained them, and then you shouldn't need to worry about adding roosts or making physical changes to the building.
I can not stress strongly enough: make sure to learn her morning/evening routine with them. I know my guineas are pretty upset if we change the time/way we bring them in. Ours love white millet, so that is part of our routine when they come inside. And despite doing the same thing for about a year now, one or two sometimes "forget" how to walk through the door. They are incredibly light on intelligence, particularly when they become nervous or separated from the pack.
I hope you enjoy them and congratulations on your new venture!