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nailladi, May 4, 2013
    • chicki-vicki
      Guineas Ive about talked myself into trying a few - have read they are very good in the veg garden - not destructive with the plants and great for de-bugging - I could use the help - I know nothing about them - need to study up - I had bought a prefabed chicken coop suitable for 4 or 5 - guineas look large so I'm thinking 3 - how is their temperament - I'm about ready to give it a go - maybe
    • nailladi
      You are much better off getting keets to start or hatching eggs, guineas learn their home and stay. An adult bird may try to head home when you let them out. I would start with 6 as they are social birds, the more company the less agitation.
      Yes their are many benifits to having guineas, and a few downfalls but well worth it. If you have close neighbors I would talk to them first as they can be very noisy!
      When you start out with keets you can train them to come to you with a call of your choosing, I just say "come on guys" and whistle and they come running.
      You can put 6 easy in one good size coop when they are little then as they get older and free range they will come to it each night and roost. Spring I coop mine so I don't loose any hens. They like to hide eggs and when they set them they are in danger of preditors.
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