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HELP !!!! I have 1 Guinea that will not stop Screaming

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I have 5 Guineas I bought earlier this summer right after they have hatched.    I believe there are 4 Males and 1 Female

 

for the last 3 days the female will not stop squawking.   It's VERY loud and I have no idea why she is doing this.      She will NOT STOP !!!

 

The other Guineas are now trying to chase her away, .         This is so loud and on going I can't believe the police haven't been to my house yet..       Everything is the same at our house nothing has changed

 

Does anyone have any ideas  Why and or What I can do to shut her up Besides de heading her? 

 

Thanks in advance

Brenna

 

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If it's the 2 syllable buck-wheat call that she is squawking/screaming then my educated guess would be that she's now fully matured and just doing what Guineas Hens do... buck-wheating, non-stop. Good luck with shutting her up :lol:The males are most likely chasing her because they too are maturing, and now "feeling their oats". If she is repeatedly screaming the chi-chi-chi call instead, then something is most likely annoying her.... she either sees or senses something that she perceives as a threat or danger to the flock. Most Guineas do go thru a noisy period when they are young and adjusting to the sights and sounds of your property, (and it usually gets worse before it gets better, lol) but most Guineas will quiet down/settle down after they turn about a year old. Guinea Fowl are not exactly known for being a quiet breed tho, lol. 

 

Just to warn you, you may soon have 5 squawkers/screamers... :barnie


Edited by PeepsCA - 9/25/13 at 6:02pm
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I am going through the same thong right now with my four. My kids are begging me to let them "go and be free". This weekend they will be relocating to their new digs and hopefully they will chill a little.

 

They are loud little buggers aren't they!!!!:barnie

Proud mom of 5 Barred Rock, 7 White Leghorn, 5 Brown Leghorn, 5 Rhode Island Red, 2 White Wyandotte, and 1 White Rock Hens; 1 Barred Rock, 1 White Rock, 1 White Leghorn and 1 Brown Leghorn Roosters. and 3 cats. We are looking to add goats, a dog and horses in the future.

 

I also have a blog about raising chickens and being a mini-farmer come check it out at myersminifarm.com.

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Proud mom of 5 Barred Rock, 7 White Leghorn, 5 Brown Leghorn, 5 Rhode Island Red, 2 White Wyandotte, and 1 White Rock Hens; 1 Barred Rock, 1 White Rock, 1 White Leghorn and 1 Brown Leghorn Roosters. and 3 cats. We are looking to add goats, a dog and horses in the future.

 

I also have a blog about raising chickens and being a mini-farmer come check it out at myersminifarm.com.

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post #4 of 5

I have the same problem right now, with 36 guineas.  The noise is definitely irritating.  I'm taking some of them to the auction today so maybe that will tone things down a bit, but not counting on them quieting down completely.

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Same thing here ! Thanks so much for the information.New with chickens and guineas.Live in the woods, thought my girls were getting stressed out about the woodland critters roaming around.

Only have one that is REALLY noisy...then the others chime in.(only have 5)Still love to hear them! Checked with my neighbor, said they can't hear them when inside their home.(I'm thankful for that) Thanks again for the info.

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