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    Is there anything wrong with my guinea

    Yeah sorry to confuse your laying season (I'm in Australia so it's backwards for me) but you guys are in autumn right? Since she's matured while it's still laying season she might start laying (like R2elk said)... but she might not. None of my girls did until the next year. I really think she's...
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    Futuristic Thinking?

    More cocks=more fertile eggs, good for selling keets/eggs More hens=more eggs and less fighting. i'd just get them from keets so they are tame and then wait and see how many males and females there are.
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    Is there anything wrong with my guinea

    I think she's fine she's just starting to get broody in preparation for eggs. My lavender pied girl Fuzzy has been a bit like that too even though laying season here doesn't start for another couple of weeks. Does she feel heavy when you pick her up? She's old enough to start laying, has she...
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    Guinea fowl genetics... and wattles

    Hey guys! So I have a theory about guinea fowl genetics and I haven't seen it anywhere else but... flat and curly wattles. Some females have curly wattles (like my Misty and Glossy) but most have flat. Some males have flat wattles (like my Flap and Tabby) but most have curly. Male sex...
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    Need Help and Advice on how I can save my Guinea

    I usually give them baby parrot food through a syringe (advice from the vet when my first one got sick) when they have a tummy bug. He'll be dehydrated and that will give him the water and nutrients he needs, maybe some homeopathy or antibiotics too.. good luck.
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    Need Help and Advice on how I can save my Guinea

    I usually give them baby parrot food through a syringe (advice from the vet when my first one got sick) when they have a tummy bug. He'll be dehydrated and that will give him the water and nutrients he needs, maybe some homeopathy or antibiotics too.. good luck.
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    Gout in guinea?

    One of my guinea hens has a swollen foot that looks like it might be gout (no plug for bumble foot) and lately I noticed her neck is getting pale. I researched treatment and they all recommend certain nutrients such as phosphorus. Apparently they need an enzyme phytase to digest it? Where can I...
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    Male Guinea Hen attacking all other birds

    Yeah my Bouncie did that. Bit like roosters. Sometimes they get cocky and you just have to pick them up and put them back in their place.
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    FOODS GUINEAS CAN AND CAN'T EAT

    Hey everyone I'm hoping to compile a list of all the things guineas can and can't eat. Please reply and help out, don't hesitate to correct me if I'm wrong. DO • a variety of grains and seeds • complete chicken feed (preferably in grain form not pellet form) • shell grit • bugs • grass and...
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    My Special Needs Guinea Hen

    Aww she is so cute! I would trim the side of her top beak, it looks like it's curl over a lot and force the other beak more further to the other side, and I would not touch the bottom in case I got her tongue. Beaks are always growing so this one might just grow back to normal :)
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    Guinea with Broke Leg

    How did you end up going?
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    Lame young Guinea

    This happened to one of my guineas. When Dawny was 11 days old he started walking around on his hocks (lower backward-facing 'knees') which were kinda swollen looking and his feet sticking out to the sides. https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/945604/dawns-story-crippled 2 years later found out...
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    **Fancy Rooster Contest #2 with Prize !! Ends 12/12/16**

    Here are some pics of my Silkie rooster Twinkles
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