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post #51 of 59
I am in maryland so not very close unless you want to take a weekend.
post #52 of 59

I have some family in South Jersey. Maybe sometime this summer I will visit them by driving. We live in the woods with Deer and ticks. Is this the only chance I have to get some or is it always a possibility to get 3-5 all year long from you?

post #53 of 59

I plan to be hatching into the fall- through their breeding season. So, we can work on a good time for you! 

post #54 of 59

Thank you.:)

post #55 of 59
Stay in touch..ok?
post #56 of 59

Can you let me know when you have guineas? I want want to add some to my chick flock.....thank you


post #57 of 59

Love to...Easiest way is to like my facebook page - Fowl Play guineas - I will be sending notifications from there- I am trying to get listed as a breeder on this site but it is a process that is not really clear- 20 posts and  I know I am beyond that  plus difficult to post. 

post #58 of 59
Guinea vowel would be a fun addition to our chickens...however..we live in Scottsdale Arizona and will surely have a problem with coyotes that we already have issues with. These guys fly right? They look like ugly would I keep them safe? Our Canadian neighbor really wants to try a couple!
post #59 of 59

There are a lot of people out your way with varmits- we have our own here too. The best way to keep them safe- yet free range, is to provide a safe coop and train them to coop up at night.  My set up is my barn, where I have an automatic door at ground level that opens after dawn and closes after dusk.  In addition, they have a high level they can walk in and out over 6 feet above the ground to get in and roost - in the eves- safe fromt he owls and the foxes can not get in and harass them.  Raccoons could get in if tremendously inclined. 

'The key is teaching them.  I put my young birds in a caged area in the barn for a number of weeks so they get used to this place as home.  Then, I let them out in the late afternoons for a while, ensuring they go back in the pen in the evening.  After a while, they will come in on their own and go in the cage- that is home.  Then I shut the door on the cage and they are in the barn, secure but you can imagine, worried and running back and forth trying to get into the cage.  I watch them checking after dark to be sure they get settled, but eventually they fly up into the eves with the others and then it becomes routine. It is a little bit of a process, but once done they are pretty care free.  If you free range, you will have losses! Goes with the territory. 


Go to my website and down load my free ebook for tips on this and other stuff with guineas.  Joining guinea fowl international is great too- they send lots of information. 

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