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Originally Posted by the1much 
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Originally Posted by Marlinchaser 
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My guineas were so stupid they let themselves be picked off, one after another, by wild animals.  Dumb!  roll


Do they have any type of hiding spots??  Mine are loud and obnoxious, but I have only lost one to preditors, and that was one that insisted on sleeping in the tree overnight.  The rest of the time they are warning everyone else of danger in the area.  Mind you that danger may be a plane or helicoptor, but sometimes its a hawk.  smile


hahaha,,, the "danger" could also be,, you moved something to a new spot,, they yell to let ya know their flying, commin in for a crash landing,,, or,, they REALLY scream when ya hide in the bush's,, and jump out screaming at them big_smile


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I plan to get these silly birds for bug control.  I have learned so much and laughed so hard.  Thanks!bun

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post #52 of 76
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Originally Posted by Kev 

Was asking myself "why" today..  have a pair.  For whatever reason, the male had a vendetta against turkeys today.  He would run up to a tom and bite his butt(serious!) and the tom turkey would be be real surprised and start running only to have the guinea chasing and trying to bite their neck/faces(??) and if the turkey wasn't moving around fast enough, it was back to butt biting.. This bird actually went under and reached up and latched onto their butts. Why? As far as I could tell, the turkeys didn't do anything to set it off.

It is strange to see big full grown toms be very afraid of something much smaller than them..

Both the male and female do like to harass the chickens, particularly at feeding time.. especially the male- he goes after roosters pretty regularly  but both seem to 'harass' barred chickens more than the rest. Does anybody else see this sort of pattern- targeting a particular color? I wonder if the barred birds reminded them of other guineas or ??


OHHH! my sides hurt from laughing so hard.  Can't wait to get our birds!  With 4 kids, 27 chickens, 7 goats, 1 cat and 3 dogs.  We should set for laughter.  Did I mention one of our goats is a fainting goat?  She faints easily too.  What fun we will have.lau

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post #53 of 76

We want video of the guineas scaring the goat so it faints!  Your place sounds like a happy one!  hugs

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post #54 of 76

Oh man I love those fainters! Never seen them but those videos crack me up every time.

the1much reminded me: one time I was in the car port and came out and accidentally surprised the guineas which were hanging out right by the door, they shot up like rockets up just few feet in front of my face- scared both of us! They screamed really good, too.

post #55 of 76
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We want video of the guineas scaring the goat so it faints!  Your place sounds like a happy one!  hugs


sounds like a scarey place !! things going round scarin the puddin outta other things,, making them faint..................... i'd be a nervous wreck !!!



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post #56 of 76
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Originally Posted by the1much 
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Originally Posted by PortageGirl 

We want video of the guineas scaring the goat so it faints!  Your place sounds like a happy one!  hugs


sounds like a scarey place !! things going round scarin the puddin outta other things,, making them faint..................... i'd be a nervous wreck !!!



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Errrr.. that's not puddin that gets scared outta most critters!

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post #57 of 76

Our place is happy!  At first, we tried to be real nice to the fainting goat, you know let her get used to us.  That just didn't work.  Seems if we head toward her that sends her over the edge.  The spaniel figured out real quick that a few good bounding leaps in different directions would have her locked up in seconds.  Our older lab steers clear.  Seems she is highly suspect of a goat that stiffens up and falls over. 
And yes, there is lots of puddin' around here:lol:

Weren't we talking about guineass?wink


Edited by hollyk - 12/21/08 at 7:14pm

Whoever said, "There is no such thing as a stupid question." never had children.- Holly K. Ross
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post #58 of 76
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Originally Posted by Kev 

Was asking myself "why" today..  have a pair.  For whatever reason, the male had a vendetta against turkeys today.  He would run up to a tom and bite his butt(serious!) and the tom turkey would be be real surprised and start running only to have the guinea chasing and trying to bite their neck/faces(??) and if the turkey wasn't moving around fast enough, it was back to butt biting.. This bird actually went under and reached up and latched onto their butts. Why? As far as I could tell, the turkeys didn't do anything to set it off.

It is strange to see big full grown toms be very afraid of something much smaller than them..

Both the male and female do like to harass the chickens, particularly at feeding time.. especially the male- he goes after roosters pretty regularly  but both seem to 'harass' barred chickens more than the rest. Does anybody else see this sort of pattern- targeting a particular color? I wonder if the barred birds reminded them of other guineas or ??


Most of my chickens are either blue, black, or white, so I can't help you there! But mine even bully each other at feeding time, and usually it is the cocks running the hens off!

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post #59 of 76
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The French guinea are much larger than the standard. guinea.  I here not as fertile but mine have not laid so I dont know.  ....

They are dumb as rocks and quite wild.....


Please tell me more about the "french guineas"  I have seen some guinea fowl that are larger than the rest, but did not know there is a seperate breed !!

My guineas are all about the size of a leghorn hen, but none of them are over 6 months old.

I love my guineas, they are not however too good with the cold, cold weather. It is about 10 degrees here today.  I noticed no one is down at the house, they are all in the barn !!


I got guinea Keets last spring from a breeder in Pa. he was emphatic that his guinea would breed just as any other.  I cannot prove or disprove as I butchered all but one pair and as luck would have it the female was taken by a predator.  They are very large and dont seem to fly as well as my standard guinea.  I am going to get a few more this year.  I will put some in my freezer and try to get some to breed.  The hatchery I got them from has them year around not sure how he does it.  I do enjoy them and they are a bit noisy but they seem to have some reason ( as small as it may be) to sound off.  Doesnt bother me but I am sure it could drive some people nuts

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post #60 of 76

Just a quick question/statement..

has anyone seen guineas at their local county fair??

Our fair board will not accept them bcause they are not considered a chicken and they are considere exodic foreign birds..

a muscovy duck was originally from Russia.. Isn't that foreign??
and a muscovy is not derived from a mallard so that makes it exodic also..    exotic? exodic? exo??? roll

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