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Hi Folks,

 

Just wanted to introduce myself quickly as you'll be seeing many posts from me as I start my adventure with chickens.

 

My wife and I just bought a home with almost three acres of land and I intend to make the most of it.  We dove into it last week by purchasing a dozen (hopefully) fertilized Guinea Fowl eggs and incubator.  Then we found someone selling a small backyard chicken tractor with five layers.  We have been enjoying a steady supply of eggs since.

 

The coop that we bought is extremely small, almost to the point I would consider inhumane.  I will build a better, larger coop this weekend, both for them, the Guinea Fowl, and I would like to add to my layer flock.

 

I will thank you all now for your patience with my questions and your advice and help.

 

Cheers!

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Hello there and welcome to BYC! :frow

 

You certainly have come to the right place for all the fun and learning!

 

Yes, poultry need huge spaces. You will see all kinds of minimum requirements, but over time you will learn, 2 or 3 times the minimum is still barely enough! LOL So yes, built it all big, bigger, biggest. Your birds well be SO much more happy and healthy mentally and physically.

 

Guineas especially...they need a LOT of room. You have to watch Guineas as they tend to want to roost in your trees instead of their coop or barn. If you train them early in life, it helps to get them to return at night to their home roosts.

 

Definitely stop by our learning center. Lots of good articles on all the aspects of keeping poultry and we even have a Guinea section as well (click on other fowl for the Guinueas)  ...http://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

 

Good luck on this big adventure!! Make yourself at home and ask any questions you may have.

 

Welcome to our roost! :-)

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Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul. ~Emily Dickinson~

 

You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.  ~John Bunyan~

 

Treating Sour Crop and Impacted Crop                                    Raising Quail

 

How to Treat Egg Binding in Hens 

 

Leg, Foot and Toe Issues in Poultry of All Ages

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post #3 of 7

OH and here is our Guinea forums too for more help... http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/45/guinea-fowl   :)

Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul. ~Emily Dickinson~

 

You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.  ~John Bunyan~

 

Treating Sour Crop and Impacted Crop                                    Raising Quail

 

How to Treat Egg Binding in Hens 

 

Leg, Foot and Toe Issues in Poultry of All Ages

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Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul. ~Emily Dickinson~

 

You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.  ~John Bunyan~

 

Treating Sour Crop and Impacted Crop                                    Raising Quail

 

How to Treat Egg Binding in Hens 

 

Leg, Foot and Toe Issues in Poultry of All Ages

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Thank you for the warm welcome!

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

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Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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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

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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post #6 of 7

Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice from TwoCrows already, so I'll just say hello!

 

All the best

CT

Nairobi, Kenya
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2Crows has you covered, so I will just say - thank you for joining the BYC flock - glad to have you here

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