Originally Posted by bruceha2000
Originally Posted by perchie.girl
You could keep them in the coop and a free range area with netting on it. Or keep all males. its the females that Buckweat CONSTANTLY.
I had Twenty in my last flock. about 50-50. The only way I could hear the chcikens was to walk into the next partition and do a soft whistle.... the kind you do with your tongue up against the roof of your mouth. They will all stop and start looking up. Chickens too.
I learned that trick hanging around aviarys. Just about all Birds are hard wired to that noise. But it dont work when they are on top of the house.
Hmmm. If I had all males they would have to be very good chicken protectors against foxes, avians and potentially neighbor dogs (only came by the one time but still) since they wouldn't be giving me any eggs. But then, being fairly wild, do you actually GET eggs from guineas or do they hide their nests out in the weeds?
I don't guess guineas would chase woodchucks away?
Their laying season is short from spring to fall.... Here I started getting eggs in February.... then they stop in about October. But our temps are higher more like their native habitat. best strategy for eggs is Dont let them free range till they have done with laying. By about 2 pm
they scatter their egs in the coop very rarely will they lay in a nest.... Then they kick them around a bit during the course of the day... Not to worry though those eggs are tough. You have to use the back of a knife to crack em....
They make AWESOME Deviled eggs though. Though If you have a mixed flock they would be fertile.....
I know your family is vegetarian so about the only way to do it would be having an all female flock.