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Does anyone have any opinions on keeping a pheasant with guineafowl? Do they get along etc and are there any diseases that I should be worried about the guineas getting from the pheasant
I am the parent to a gold duckwing Phoenix trio,1 Welsummer hen, 2 Ex-Battery hens, a silver laced Wyandotte pair, 3 gold laced Wyandotte hens, silver pencilled Wyandotte Hen, 9 Friesian Fowl, a Frizzled rooster and more.
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I am the parent to a gold duckwing Phoenix trio,1 Welsummer hen, 2 Ex-Battery hens, a silver laced Wyandotte pair, 3 gold laced Wyandotte hens, silver pencilled Wyandotte Hen, 9 Friesian Fowl, a Frizzled rooster and more.
Member of the Derperella Club-- We're just all goin' round' the rooster, here!
The Friesian fowl thread
Come along and check it out!!!!!!
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post #1852 of 2440
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It is!!

 

 They have a Degree by mail program, it is self study.  If you were to send me a check made out to "CASH"        That stands for    Continuing a  study in higher stuff..  I will hand deliver the check to the University and see to it you get your lesson by mail.     Make the check out for $14,000     you know the cost of a good education has went up in the last few years..

:ep:lau:gig

 ~tracy, proud Navy Seal wife & mom to 17 chickens, 6 killer cats (Loki Boki Boca Raton, Poly Woggles Boondoggles, Greyball the Sprayball, Bentley the Monsta, Little Gurl, Baby Bagel Butt), 5 guinea hens (I'm thinking they are mobsters related to the mafia), 1 adorable but extremely skittish formerly abused doggie & a conure who fell in our yard! It's farm fair time in NJ! See: visitnj.org/art...

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 ~tracy, proud Navy Seal wife & mom to 17 chickens, 6 killer cats (Loki Boki Boca Raton, Poly Woggles Boondoggles, Greyball the Sprayball, Bentley the Monsta, Little Gurl, Baby Bagel Butt), 5 guinea hens (I'm thinking they are mobsters related to the mafia), 1 adorable but extremely skittish formerly abused doggie & a conure who fell in our yard! It's farm fair time in NJ! See: visitnj.org/art...

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Originally Posted by Nickeyo View Post

Does anyone have any opinions on keeping a pheasant with guineafowl? Do they get along etc and are there any diseases that I should be worried about the guineas getting from the pheasant


I definitely would have to refer to duluthralphie or r2elk on this one, as apparently, I can only raise mobster guineas!!

 ~tracy, proud Navy Seal wife & mom to 17 chickens, 6 killer cats (Loki Boki Boca Raton, Poly Woggles Boondoggles, Greyball the Sprayball, Bentley the Monsta, Little Gurl, Baby Bagel Butt), 5 guinea hens (I'm thinking they are mobsters related to the mafia), 1 adorable but extremely skittish formerly abused doggie & a conure who fell in our yard! It's farm fair time in NJ! See: visitnj.org/art...

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 ~tracy, proud Navy Seal wife & mom to 17 chickens, 6 killer cats (Loki Boki Boca Raton, Poly Woggles Boondoggles, Greyball the Sprayball, Bentley the Monsta, Little Gurl, Baby Bagel Butt), 5 guinea hens (I'm thinking they are mobsters related to the mafia), 1 adorable but extremely skittish formerly abused doggie & a conure who fell in our yard! It's farm fair time in NJ! See: visitnj.org/art...

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post #1854 of 2440

I would never try to raise them because they are superbad role models! Plus they pick on them too. Our 2 pheasents flew into the dog kennel and a week later(Last Friday) 1 of our guineas was eaten by the dog, Now we have 2 guinea fowl out of 4 guinea fowl and 2 pheasents. I would try but you must seperate them when older and then put them back togather

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I definitely would have to refer to duluthralphie or r2elk on this one, as apparently, I can only raise mobster guineas!!

I agree....they both seem really knowledgeable on everything Guinea and gamebird!
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Wow, I don't even think our renowned Rutgers University has ever studied that topic....Orrock Township University must be on the bird cutting edge!!

 

 

It is!!

 

 They have a Degree by mail program, it is self study.  If you were to send me a check made out to "CASH"        That stands for    Continuing a  study in higher stuff..  I will hand deliver the check to the University and see to it you get your lesson by mail.     Make the check out for $14,000     you know the cost of a good education has went up in the last few years..


OH thank you Ralphie.....  :gig  I need lots of giggles lots and lots....

 

deb

Past poultry: Buff Brhama, EE, Barred rock, Wellsummer,

Bantam mixes, Araucana, Turkeys, & Guinea Fowl.

Future poultry:  Guinea Fowl, Sumatra, Wellsummer, Muscovy

"A dream without a plan is just a wish" Katherine Paterson

Regarding the horses in our lives

 

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Past poultry: Buff Brhama, EE, Barred rock, Wellsummer,

Bantam mixes, Araucana, Turkeys, & Guinea Fowl.

Future poultry:  Guinea Fowl, Sumatra, Wellsummer, Muscovy

"A dream without a plan is just a wish" Katherine Paterson

Regarding the horses in our lives

 

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post #1857 of 2440
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Originally Posted by Nickeyo View Post

Does anyone have any opinions on keeping a pheasant with guineafowl? Do they get along etc and are there any diseases that I should be worried about the guineas getting from the pheasant


There are several here who raise multiple species together .....  Chickens, Turkeys, Peacocks, Guinea fowl...  All free range.  but I was understaning that pheasants need to be caged because they will fly away..... 

 

So In other words....  I dont know....  but am interested in the answer... :pop

 

deb

Edited because I cant freaking type any more.....   :thUm er punctuate 


Edited by perchie.girl - 6/21/16 at 10:33am

Past poultry: Buff Brhama, EE, Barred rock, Wellsummer,

Bantam mixes, Araucana, Turkeys, & Guinea Fowl.

Future poultry:  Guinea Fowl, Sumatra, Wellsummer, Muscovy

"A dream without a plan is just a wish" Katherine Paterson

Regarding the horses in our lives

 

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Past poultry: Buff Brhama, EE, Barred rock, Wellsummer,

Bantam mixes, Araucana, Turkeys, & Guinea Fowl.

Future poultry:  Guinea Fowl, Sumatra, Wellsummer, Muscovy

"A dream without a plan is just a wish" Katherine Paterson

Regarding the horses in our lives

 

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Originally Posted by duluthralphie View Post
 

I posted this in free ranging chickens, I thought it would help some of you come to grips with the type of criminal masterminds Guineas are:

 

 

 

I have an interesting quandary.    As I told you in the past, my dog Pearl, is not a perfect dog and had an egg stealing habit. Luckily I was willing to admit all animals including my own are flawed and not especially well behaved.

 

 

I was willing to admit my dog "could" be rotten and do something I would not condone. She is not her Mother Reagan. Reagan is a perfect dog and has never chased a bird, eaten and egg, dug a hole or anything else. She is beyond a doubt the only "perfect" dog in the world.

 

Incase you forgot about Pearl here is her picture after she reformed her evil egg eating ways. She has not had an egg in weeks, of this I am certain.

 

 

 

There is very little chance she could steal a single egg.

 

 

 

 

 

Now the dilemma,  last evening around 6pm, we found a guinea egg lying on the floor of the dining room. We do not have house guineas. However, we do have criminal guineas.  Wait until you hear that they did!

 

 

 

Reagan the perfect dog was lying on the floor and the egg was under her neck, below her ears.  Reagan, the perfect Dog is a College Graduate, the first dog in our family to ever finish all schools locally and be sent off to a private Ivy league boarding school. She graduated Summa Cum Laud majoring in advanced discipline and hunting. with a master degree in retrieving. She is the worlds greatest hunting dog.  She is now 11 years old and a little stiff in the joints so she does not get around as well as she use to. 

 

There was a time people would ask me to go on hunting trips just to have her with. If I could not go, they would ask " Can Reagan Come then? We really don't need you".

 

 

That is the type of dog she is. they never get any better. When we introduced her to chickens there were no accidents.  She can pick out a rabbit, squirrel or crow from amongst the flock and remove them without bothering the chickens.  She has never chased the chickens ever. She is the perfect dog, she can do no wrong...

 

 

So back to the egg under her ear.  We know it was not Pearl that brought it into the house.  We know it could not be Reagan as she is as perfect as the most perfect dogs some others here has described, maybe even more perfect....  It was the darn Guineas!

 

 

The distracted us, when we were looking out the window or off the deck at their, what we thought to be innocent antics, one of them snuck into the house. She went to where Reagan was taking her "grandma" nap as she is old and needs a nap. She is a sound sleeper. She did not notice the guinea come into the house, and lay an egg right next to Reagan. Then the darn Guinea pushed it under Reagan ear so we would think Reagan found a Guinea nest and stole an egg. We are not that gullible, we know better than to think our Reagan could ever do a normal dog thing.

 

 

Next thing you know the guineas will scatter and run in every direction when Reagan is around and try to frame her for chasing birds!  I tell you The Guineas are evil, I worry they will somehow convince some of the young chickens to go in with them on their outlaw activities! 


I think the case may need to be re opened.....  I think someone whas FRAMED.....  Fraimed I tell ya....

 

deb

Past poultry: Buff Brhama, EE, Barred rock, Wellsummer,

Bantam mixes, Araucana, Turkeys, & Guinea Fowl.

Future poultry:  Guinea Fowl, Sumatra, Wellsummer, Muscovy

"A dream without a plan is just a wish" Katherine Paterson

Regarding the horses in our lives

 

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Past poultry: Buff Brhama, EE, Barred rock, Wellsummer,

Bantam mixes, Araucana, Turkeys, & Guinea Fowl.

Future poultry:  Guinea Fowl, Sumatra, Wellsummer, Muscovy

"A dream without a plan is just a wish" Katherine Paterson

Regarding the horses in our lives

 

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Originally Posted by perchie.girl View Post
 


I think the case may need to be re opened.....  I think someone whas FRAMED.....  Fraimed I tell ya....

 

deb


uh oh! I'm thinking deb it correct, someone was framed!! and the mobsters are up to no good!!

 ~tracy, proud Navy Seal wife & mom to 17 chickens, 6 killer cats (Loki Boki Boca Raton, Poly Woggles Boondoggles, Greyball the Sprayball, Bentley the Monsta, Little Gurl, Baby Bagel Butt), 5 guinea hens (I'm thinking they are mobsters related to the mafia), 1 adorable but extremely skittish formerly abused doggie & a conure who fell in our yard! It's farm fair time in NJ! See: visitnj.org/art...

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 ~tracy, proud Navy Seal wife & mom to 17 chickens, 6 killer cats (Loki Boki Boca Raton, Poly Woggles Boondoggles, Greyball the Sprayball, Bentley the Monsta, Little Gurl, Baby Bagel Butt), 5 guinea hens (I'm thinking they are mobsters related to the mafia), 1 adorable but extremely skittish formerly abused doggie & a conure who fell in our yard! It's farm fair time in NJ! See: visitnj.org/art...

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Originally Posted by charid View Post

I have used game bird feed 24% from the start but someone on this site said I should be giving them amprolium so I thought well...i guess i will have to get some medicated feed (which is lower protein as its for chicks and fryers). So i did only to find it states right on the label not to use it in conjuction with feeds that contain bentonite, or in layman's terms game bird feed. I will try to find the post.


@PeepsCA is the guinea expert.  She recommends using a medicated high protein (28 - 30% protein) turkey gamebird feed.  The medicated part is Amprolium.  Amprolium is good for preventing deaths by coccidiosis.  I do not know where she was buying her feed but medicated high protein feed is available just is not commonly carried in most places.  I assume that she had a coccidiosis problem thus the need for a medicated feed.

 

Most high protein feed is not medicated.  I use a quality non-medicated 28% protein turkey gamebird starter for my poults and keets and yes even chicks if they are in with the poults or keets.  On a rare occasion I will lose a little one to coccidiosis but it is less than 1% of the poultry that I start.  I don't feel the need to use a medicated feed for that low of a coccidiosis problem.

 

Good luck.

Welsummers, mixed breed chickens, Blue Slate turkeys and a few guineas.

In wonderful Wyoming.

Bob

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Welsummers, mixed breed chickens, Blue Slate turkeys and a few guineas.

In wonderful Wyoming.

Bob

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