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post #1 of 18
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I rarely hear my guineas making any type of noise..... is this normal? idunno

My chickens and turkeys make more noise than them .... and when I mean rarely, I mean a little chirp here and there..... even my frogs in my little pond are making noise...lol

I have 5 that are almost 8 weeks old.

~Tammy

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post #2 of 18

Enjoy it while it lasts... lol won't be long before they start sounding off at anything and everything. All it takes is one to discover their voice and they all chime in. Just wait 'til they get let out to free range gig

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post #3 of 18

Gosh! You are lucky!
I thought my adult Guineas had gotten into my brooder stall and went to check only to have my 8 week old keets look at me like I was disturbing THEM! gig
They were having a party in there, I swear. With 14 making all that racket it just sounded like grown ups to me. The adults were out behind the barn wondering where the party was.big_smile
I hear the babies a lot more now than my adults. Mine have found their voices and are using them with glee!

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post #4 of 18
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Well I did a test....I went in there and sat on a chair outside the pen for a good 1/2 hr or so.

Pretty much just realized that they are like chickens on some type of hypo-drug... Lord have mercy. 

My presence seemed to bother them and they would go back and forth constantly trying to find a way out so I couldn't stare at them...lol...   looked like a ping pong or tennis game....

I did hear one of them squak like once or twice.... a quick "awck" sound.... the other ones just tiny little peeping like when they were a few days old.  Nothing loud at all and not much like I've read people posting about them.

I don't think they like me....ha.... back and forth, up on the roost, down again, back and forth, back and forth.....lau

I was really hoping I'd hear that 'butt crack' sound that you'all keep saying...lol

Here they are....not sure boy or girls or even how to tell if they aren't making noises...idunno
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/42269_sam_0234.jpg

~Tammy

Lord, please teach me how to tend, keep and defend this kingdom You have placed me in and I pray in Jesus' Name that I walk as a vessel of honor for Your glory always.......I've got turkeys, guineas and chickens! Visit my Facebook page:
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post #5 of 18

Mine were about three months old, maybe a bit more before they started realizing they had a voice ... and it hasn't stopped since.  We hadn't moved at the time and they were a big no no in town. I was sooo happy they stayed quiet until after we moved.

"People who count their chickens before they are hatched act very wisely, because chickens run about so absurdly that it is impossible to count them accurately."

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Trying to count my 60+ chickens.  Polish, Ameraucana, Welsummer, Cornish, Production Red, Cochin, Cuckcoo Maran, Black Austrolorp, Sizzle, Showgirl, Silkie, OEG, Partridge Rock, Russian Orloff, Dorking, Basque.  Tough...

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"People who count their chickens before they are hatched act very wisely, because chickens run about so absurdly that it is impossible to count them accurately."

— Oscar Wilde

Trying to count my 60+ chickens.  Polish, Ameraucana, Welsummer, Cornish, Production Red, Cochin, Cuckcoo Maran, Black Austrolorp, Sizzle, Showgirl, Silkie, OEG, Partridge Rock, Russian Orloff, Dorking, Basque.  Tough...

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post #6 of 18

Tammy if you want to hear your little Guinea Hens saying "butt-crack" (lol) then try catching a couple or 3 of your Guineas, put them in a cage and put it out of sight but within earshot of the others... the Hens will  normally start calling to the others within a few minutes. They will scream and struggle like you are tearing their hide off in strips when you catch them, just to prepare you... lol. If you STILL don't hear any "butt-cracking" after trying this then it could be possible that you have all males... idunno

I have a bunch of 5 to 7 week old keets that are learning to sound the alarm, chiming in with the adult Guineas that gripe and yell at me when I'm out collecting their eggs from a nest near the keet pen. (I'm also hearing some off key squeaky "butt-cracking" coming from that pen already too, it's pretty funny listening to them practicing, lol). My free range flock hates me with a passion right now (UNLESS I'm carrying a scoop of feed) because I have not let them brood any eggs this year and they have been laying since Jan, so I get yelled at every time they see me, lol.

Guineas are normally wild/flighty natured, they don't like people touching or holding them unless you've handled them A LOT from day one and have spoiled them rotten with treats (and sometimes THAT doesn't even work!), so don't take it personally that they seem to not like you, lol. I can get mine to come close to me and sometimes eat from my hand, and sometimes the low bird in the pecking order will perch on my arm and eat safely from the feed scoop without getting picked on, but gawd forbid should I reach out and touch any of them, they scatter like cockroaches, lol.

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post #7 of 18

My Keets from Peeps are saying in a very clear high pitched tone  their BuckWheats.....  MINE say Buck Wheat...... gig  lau  They are now six weeks?  I have to go to the calender to see.

Oh and they are out in the coop finally.  My son came up and finished out the back panel so the big kids can have more space and the Littluns are out of their brooder cage finally.  This will only be till they are too big to go through the chainlink.  But this means my coop is coming together.... Woo Hoo  woot

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Water management discussion  

Coop rebuild  

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post #8 of 18

When they reach puberty and their voices change (lol)... you will hear "butt-crack" lau

Congrats on your coop progress! ya  Glad you have everybody all comfy with lots of room now, good job thumbsup

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post #9 of 18

Oh when they start making noise you will sometimes wish they had never started. gig Mine are 4 months old and the only time they are quiet now is hardly EVER. They will scream at everything. It aggravates everyone around my house but I love it. Good luck.

Have wonderful Husband of almost 25 yrs. 25 yr old daughter, 23 yr old son, 2 cats, 4 dogs, 5 goats, and 19 Hens, 3 Roosters and 9 guinea's. My Dh made me get rid of the other 8 guinea's but I will get more. LOL
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Have wonderful Husband of almost 25 yrs. 25 yr old daughter, 23 yr old son, 2 cats, 4 dogs, 5 goats, and 19 Hens, 3 Roosters and 9 guinea's. My Dh made me get rid of the other 8 guinea's but I will get more. LOL
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post #10 of 18
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Originally Posted by PeepsCA 

When they reach puberty and their voices change (lol)... you will hear "butt-crack" lau

Congrats on your coop progress! ya  Glad you have everybody all comfy with lots of room now, good job thumbsup


That's the only thing I hear. I've never heard a female guinea say Buck-Wheat only Butt-Crack. tongue

~Steven
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