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HELP! Can't keep my guineas off of the front porch!!!

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Hello There,  I am wondering if someone/anyone can tell me how to keep my guineas off of my front porch and away from the back door.  Have 2 acres and they would rather hang out on the front porch or talk to the cat on my sunporch in the back of the house...
I have 6 young birds and I'm ready to get rid of them.. LOL 

Only got them about 5 months ( as keets ) ago for tick and other insect control which they do well.  But they won't free range away from the house

Love them dearly but they are making me pull my hair out... LOL

Genna

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welcome-byc from MN!

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welcome-byc from Washington

Fence off the porch

Fencing off the birds won't help with the bug control.

Put a big dog on the porch. roll

Imp- Sorry no great ideas. Tough one. Good luck

Wait had a flash- Garden hose with one of those motion sensor sprinklers for predator. just need to remember to turn it off when company comes.

 

 

If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit,

for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man.

All things are connected.
Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth.

 

       ― Chief Seattle

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If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit,

for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man.

All things are connected.
Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth.

 

       ― Chief Seattle

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I can't give you any advice but if it is any consolation to you my neighbor got two different batches of 30 guineas and was never able to even keep them on her property. She lost all 60 of them because they wandered off and were probably killed by predators.

So you must be doing something right.

It's all fun and games until the goat turns around.
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It's all fun and games until the goat turns around.
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I don't own guineas.  But I think like Imp said, the motion detector sprinkler may work.  idunno  Good luck.  welcome-byc  from S. Florida!

mom of 8 kids,  3 dogs,  10 cats, 11 hens, 1 goose, 1 duck  and the most loving, patient hubby, who puts up with me!!

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mom of 8 kids,  3 dogs,  10 cats, 11 hens, 1 goose, 1 duck  and the most loving, patient hubby, who puts up with me!!

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I do have guineas but they have just started free ranging. They are sticking close to the coop.

Anyway, at my house, they would have to fight with the goats and chickens for a space on the deck.

It's all fun and games until the goat turns around.
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It's all fun and games until the goat turns around.
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welcome-byc from Central KY.

If you get a good answer, let me know. Everyone hangs out on my porch, including the turkey.
We have to spray it off all the time, lol!

I think they know there is food in here!

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Seramas in Smooth or Frizzled and SOLID WHITES. Original home of the Frizzled Serama! We now have blue laced from Jerry!    Thanks for looking!  ~Jessi
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my deck is my compost collection site.

It's all fun and games until the goat turns around.
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It's all fun and games until the goat turns around.
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I've never had guineas -- would love to, but others who live here object.  But I don't see why you can't train them away.  Put the feed away from the house, offer treats away from the house, etc.  Walk in the area you want them to hang out, and toss them scratch, or whatever they like.  You could block off the porch, but that isn't going to teach them where the ticks and other good bugs are.

Ventilation -- may be the most important aspect of coop design

BYC Troubleshooting article -- click here

Worry is interest paid on trouble before it comes due.

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Ventilation -- may be the most important aspect of coop design

BYC Troubleshooting article -- click here

Worry is interest paid on trouble before it comes due.

14 hatchery and mutt hens

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I can't believe all the genius people on this site and no one has figured out how to keep them off the dang porch. he.gif I too am tired of my husband nagging me because "my birds" won't stay off the porch. HELP!!

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