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  1. mkeawsh

    Guinea pics

    Me too!! Eight youngins waiting to be let out this Spring to free range with my 4 older guys.
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    Guinea Fowl acting strange... may be sick? Help!

    I am so sorry
  3. mkeawsh

    What killed our guinea fowl?

    Not likely.
  4. mkeawsh

    Fighting guinea cocks?

    You might want to explain to your mom the situation and suggest that they need to be rehomed.
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    Fighting guinea cocks?

    Yep, rehome. Just doing what guineas do. I will have two of my boys chasing each other for a solid 10+minutes all over many acres. That is what they do. Then the other two will either join in on that chase or they will have their own chase.
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    Oh no...Guineas eating chicken eggs

    Because they were raised with chickens, they see the chickens as guineas. Guineas are a lot more aggressive as a breed and that is fine if it's guineas they are associating but chickens are milder and weaker, so the guineas will rule the roost and the chickens will suffer. No turning back...
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    Oh no...Guineas eating chicken eggs

    I give them more grain in the Winter than any other time. Foraging is much harder and they venture further into the woods but always come back. I've never had to encourage them to come back. Our mouse population is down because of slider snakes, black snakes and copperheads.
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    Oh no...Guineas eating chicken eggs

    My guineas aren't allowed anything but free-ranging and when they wander into the chicken house every once in a while. They are always out doing their pestilence duty. I have two dogs and four cats. It is very rare if they or we have a tick or flea on them or us and we live in the middle of...
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    Oh no...Guineas eating chicken eggs

    I've never thought about guinea meat. Will have some nice fresh baked chicken once in a while. Hmmmm... I'll have to consider that. How old is too old for guinea? Chickens about 16 - 18 weeks. Turkeys I assume are younger?
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    Oh no...Guineas eating chicken eggs

    I found the culprits to be two hens. The guineas were the ones there just hanging out when I would find half eaten eggs until I went over before the guineas on separate occasions and found eaten eggs and more than once caught a RR and a sex-link breaking them open. I have them banded and and...
  11. mkeawsh

    Comment by 'mkeawsh' in album 'R2elk'

    Are turkeys easy to keep? I hear from some that they aren't any harder than raising chickens and then others say they are a lot of work. I was thinking about getting Royal Palms but are hesitant with the range of different opinions. Gail
  12. mkeawsh

    Light in coop

    Don't have a light on for mine. They perch on the highest beam in the barn in the dark.
  13. mkeawsh

    Winterizing a chicken tractor??

    It isn't air tight, so there is ventilation.
  14. mkeawsh

    Winterizing a chicken tractor??

    That is how we do it -bales and heavy duty clear plastic shower curtains so when the sun is shining it heats up the inside like a greenhouse.
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    Keeping the Guineas in a coop

    Replied to on Guinea Feet Warmer thread.
  16. mkeawsh

    Guinea Hen warmer. Is it required?

    What you have looks good. Just get a couple heavy duty tarps to drape over the outsides to block the wind. Last night's temperature broke the record from 1911 - below 0 temps and then there was the wind chill and the little ones were fine and dandy today. The most important thing for me is to...
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    My guineas will not fly...

    Oh yes. The others seem to cater to her. If she cries someone goes over to be with her.
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    Guinea Hen warmer. Is it required?

    Older ones are out during the day and at night sleep on high beam in a very cold barn. Younger ones are in a wired 10x10x6' tall enclosure outside. Have heavy duty tarps draped down the 2 sides to protect from the direction of the wind and CLEAR heavy duty shower curtains partially covering the...
  19. mkeawsh

    My guineas will not fly...

    I have one that is 17 weeks old and it is the same as you describe. It was the last one to hatch and very late. I don't think mine is mentally all there. I feed mine a treat of mealworms in the morning while whistling the This Old Man song and they come running except her. She seems to not...
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