Originally Posted by ejb3810
Well I have two Guineas left from my original flock, and they are both males. They have been in the coop with the chickens all winter, and now that the flock has been out free ranging it only took a couple days for the Guineas to decide they are going to roost in the Pine trees at night. I hope an Owl doesn't find them, as they are just about to start tick eradication duty.
The chickens and guineas are loving the new grass coming up in the lawn and field. I am resisting the temptation to hatch or buy any chicks until May, as I don't want to deal with them in the house to start.
Ralphie, are you out building more coops and runs in preparation for your flock expansion?
I need a pen to lock the guineas into, that pen will be 45x47 ft. I need to get there eggs, As far as I know they have not started laying yet.
I am making the other three runs 8x45' these will be breeding pens and rearing pens, I plan to move Ed and the PC's into one of these. I am not getting the results I want with him, while I have some PC chicks I do not have a lot. I think a bigger pen will help. One of the pens will be for Creamette chicks. I want to show a few of them and want them in a pen I can easily move in and watch them to see which ones look the best to my untrained eye.
Because of my eagle and hawk problems I have huge losses on chicks if I let them free range too early, so I plan to keep them under cover for a longer time.
I am also preparing for next year breeding season. I will need pens for PC,SS,Doms,Buckeyes,turkeys and guineas. And if by chance I get some rose combed leghorns, some of them.
So Yes and no to the question.
Oh and next year I want enough guineas to let half roam for tick duty while half do reproduction duty.
Edited by duluthralphie - 3/29/16 at 6:40am