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Does Tractor Supply sell Guinea chicks?

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Question pretty much says it all but i was wanting some guineas to add to my flock.  I have 6 hens and one rooster.  three hens are in one coop and two and the rooster are in a different pen.  My rooster was aggresive toward 2 of my girls so I had to seperate them.  Anywho back to the point. I was wanting some guineas and was curious if anyone knew if they sold them chick days is comming soon where I live!!  And another thing do guineas get along well with my hens?  I was wanting to get 2 guineas to add protection for my girls (and I just want some).  Thanks in advance!

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I have no experience with Guinea's other than feeding them at the fairs I go to, but if Tractor Supply is like a Feed Store you can always go in and ask to see what they're ordering in this year, and they might even order you in some chicks too!

A proud member of 4h and a strong bearer of the Pacific Northwest and its Cold, not to mention a chicken mommy of 3 Cochins, 1 Sicilian Buttercup, 2 Bantam EE, 1 RIR/EE Mix, 1 Mille Fleur Booted Bantam, and 2 bantam OEGB's, a Black Bearded Silkie and a double laced silver Plymouth Bantam!
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A proud member of 4h and a strong bearer of the Pacific Northwest and its Cold, not to mention a chicken mommy of 3 Cochins, 1 Sicilian Buttercup, 2 Bantam EE, 1 RIR/EE Mix, 1 Mille Fleur Booted Bantam, and 2 bantam OEGB's, a Black Bearded Silkie and a double laced silver Plymouth Bantam!
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If given enough space and their own 'corner' of the coop to be themselves away from the chickens, Guineas can get along with chickens or at least they will tollerate each other... I find that they get along with my hens a lot better then my roosters as they have about zero tolerance for my roosters strutting their stuff.... But beware Guineas are not chickens they have entirely different personalities, while most chickens are content just strolling around Guineas love to sprint from point to point for no apparent reason and love chasing and snipping at each other, something the chickens will not like, thus the need for seperation...

As for if TSC sells them, it likely varies by region and what hatchery they use... Chances are you can also find them locally if you look around as they reproduce like mice come summer and lay eggs like crazy... You should be able to get fertile hatching eggs for cheap as well and I have personally had good luck hatching shipped Guinea eggs...
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My Guinea get along with my chickens just fine specially the hens. But there are times where they will chase my less dominate rooster around the yard. My dominate rooster Thor they never have problems with. Come late spring summer go on Craigslist people will sell Guinea chicks (fleets) around 4 to 5 dollars a chick. Now like all ready said remember Guineas are not chickens. They are very very loud at times. I don't house mine with the chickens they have a separate coop for going in at night. Guinea are great free rangers but if you let them Rome too young you'll more then likely not see them again. Also Guinea will jump on your roof mine even walk up to my front door for treats. A lot of people think they can just let Guinea loose in there yard and they will be fine at night. Some may have success with this but Guinea see very poorly at night witch make them a target for predators. Also Guinea like to travel in a pack 2 is a little on the low side. I wouldn't get anything less then 5 but that's just me I have 12 that free range the farm. There a great addition to a farm but not chickens so do your research before you get them. And you will most certainly be able to find them on Craigslist after this winter is good and over.
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TSC doesn't sell guineas in stores but they are available in a quantity of 25 or more via Special Order. The form is at the bottom of this page: http://www.tractorsupply.com/ChickDays You just fill it out and bring it into the store :) Hope that helps!

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