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Someone in my area is selling guinea roosters that were born earlier this year. Is 20 dollars a fair price or not? Also, if I only bought one, is that alright? I have chickens obviously, lol, and I was just wondering if it would try to harm my hens or roosters?
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Someone in my area is selling guinea roosters that were born earlier this year. Is 20 dollars a fair price or not? Also, if I only bought one, is that alright? I have chickens obviously, lol, and I was just wondering if it would try to harm my hens or roosters?


Guineas are cocks and not roosters.  In my opinion $20 is too much for a male guinea.  I also think it is a very bad idea to keep just one guinea since they are a flock bird.  It is quite possible for a lone guinea to cause harm to your chickens especially if confined in a small area.

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Welsummers, mixed breed chickens, Blue Slate turkeys, Sweetgrass turkeys and guineas.

In wonderful Wyoming.

Bob

 

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K, thanks for the advice. That's what I was worried about, so I won't be getting him them.
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You can offer $10 and have a delicacy for dinner wink.png

Sorry if that is considered cruel or something; I would pay maybe 5 bucks for a male for the dinner table, but not for a flock of chickens.

If you're interested in guinea, the best bet is hatchlings in spring. That way, they have brooder buddies to pal with and won't try to start mayhem with the chickens, which they can indeed do. I had to ship my males off to my aunt because they were being very "jerky" to my rooster, and they got a little too territorial over hens that weren't guinea hens lol wink.png


Guineas can be kind of hard to handle if you don't have a lot of space, too. Ornery buggers lol wink.png
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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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