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has anyone had troubles with their guineas attacking and killing their pullets and trying to kill roosters?
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My guineas have always been bratty (e.g. pulling tail feathers and generally pestering my chickens) but if yours are actually killing your chickens, then you have a very serious issue going on. It could be crowding, it could be an age difference, it could be a lot of things, but I can't imagine any mild circumstance resulting in that kind of thing. Can you tell me a bit more about your birds' environment? What age are they? How many of each species do you have?

200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
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200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Sex Linked Silkies, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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Ditto what QueenMisha says... A few more details?


I had a brood this spring that I had to separate off and give half to my mom and half to my aunt. Two issues; too many males, and they thought they were chickens.

sad.png the males did indeed start to gang up on my roo, so off they went. Next spring, ONE male and more females is the plan.

There was no blood spilled, but I did almost knock a guinea unconscious with an overripe cucumber in a panicked effort to get him away from my young rooster when they were both maturing together, so I won't be brooding them with the chickens next time either tongue.png
http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/990759/chickens-in-permaculture

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1008185/lets-talk-relocation

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http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/990759/chickens-in-permaculture

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1008185/lets-talk-relocation

3rd generation of Colorado ranchers, raising organic alfalfa, corn, Red Angus cattle, Suffolk sheep and of course, chickens! Comitted to a lifetime of health without chemicals, I am entirely dependent on what God has given me to nurture soil, plant, and animal. Sharing...
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My guineas would gang up and corner a chicken and attack it mercilessly. So I sold the guineas. I miss the tick removal service they provided though.

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