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(Never owned them before)
Got a couple Guinea hens for a friend September of last year, (roll forward to now) the Guineas need to leave stressing chickens into eating their own eggs!

Now the real question my neighbor across the street has a flock of about 30-50 guineas will mine ever come back if I let them out on to free range (after 4-6 months in a movable coop)?
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Hello I'm Crystal from CA haven't really had chickens or guineas before all the help will be appreciated
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Hi, Crystal, welcome to BYC.  Guinea fowl are very flock oriented birds.  It is very likely that they will join the flock across the street if allowed to free range.

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Welcome to BYC Crystal. I hope you find a resolution to your problem. In the meantime, check out the learning centre if you have not already done so as well as your state thread - getting to know local members can be really helpful.

 

All the best

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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

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post #5 of 8

You may want to post your questions on the "Guinea thread,"  where folks know a lot about them. 

 

I don't know that stress from them would cause your hens to eat their eggs.  That is a very bad habit  and one teaches another to do it.  They may have started up on its own with no  "push," from the guineas. Please put  "eat eaters," in the search box to find advice.

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post #6 of 8

:welcome

 

I've never had guineas but if sourland says they probably will join the neighbors, I'd believe him. Egg eating is a real problem since one of the primary reasons people have chickens is to have the eggs for themselves. Some people have had success with roll out nesting boxes where the egg drops down into a hole and the chicken can't get at it. Others have done things such as substituting the yummy inside of an egg with something chickens don't like. You'll be able to find out more using the Search feature as drumstick diva suggested.

 

Good luck to you and thanks for joining us!

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Thank you all for your help and advise!
I posted in guinea fowls thred, waiting for more responses!

Maybe I could get them a couple males they might want to stay after a few months wink.png
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Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
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