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  1. Gwynny7

    Official BYC Poll: How Long Have You Been Raising Chickens?

    I don't have any chickens yet, but I have a small flock of guinea fowl. We got our guineas as one day old keets on May 13, 2015! I trained them when they were little to come when called using white millet. My family had never had any farm animals before this adventure. Since I am battling...
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    Why don't people listen... Rant

    Wow so sad she did not listen. Sadly some people have to learn the hard way. I would not want any dogs near my birds for fear they would attack them. Hopefully she starts taking chicken care a bit more seriously otherwise she will lose the rest of her chickens and guineas.
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    Review by 'Gwynny7' in article 'Raising Guinea fowl 101: A beginners guide to raising Guinea fowl'

    This article is definitely useful for those new to guinea fowl. I would recommend you get a few books and / or do more research before getting guineas though. A lot of people live in areas where night time predators are high so outside perching at night would be a death sentence. Raising...
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    Comment by 'Gwynny7' in article 'Raising Guinea fowl 101: A beginners guide to raising Guinea fowl'

    I am so glad BYC added a guinea article! I had to find all my research elsewhere (books mainly) before getting my keets.
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    Chickens & Ticks

    I can totally relate to that feeling!! It was a huge relief to finally find a doctor who did not think I was crazy to think I still had Lyme after 28 days of antibiotics!
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    Chickens & Ticks

    Yes it is very difficult to find a Lyme literate doctor (a doctor who will take you seriously and knows how to diagnose clinically and treat tick borne infections!) I recommend filling out the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society's Physician referral...
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    Chickens & Ticks

    Please get on antibiotics right away if you are bitten by any tick! Chronic Lyme disease and co-infections are no joke! I personally am battling late stage Lyme (known as chronic Lyme) and multiple co-infections from a tick bite I got as a child. It took 10 years of symptoms and negative...
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    Can I use Essential Oils on myself without harming my Birds?

    I could not find a particular thread that would fit my needs, so I am posting here on random ramblings. Does anyone know if essential oils are bad for birds? I know with poultry we have to be careful to avoid anything that could affect our birds respiratory system. I am getting some...
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    My Guinea Broke a Huge Chunk Off Upper Mandible (Beak) Need Advice!

    I am sorry your guinea got hit by a car! That is horrible! My guinea seems to be improving. He is actually wanting to eat now which is great! I think it just took a few days for him to "learn" how to eat again with the beak being shorter on top. He is not very keen on eating straight...
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    Beak Injury....PLEASE HELP!!!

    Thank you so much!! I tried your method of turning the normal feed into a paste... well I did one step further turned it to soupy paste. I was able to feed my guinea fowl! He did not really eat yesterday. Today he was able to eat from my syringe and some dry super fine crumble. I feed my...
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    Chicken hatched Guinea Eggs (ANOTHER UPDATE & PICS-POST #36)

    I think those are going to be lavender guinea fowl :) I did a lot of research before buying my day old keets in terms of colors :D
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    Chicken hatched Guinea Eggs (ANOTHER UPDATE & PICS-POST #36)

    I am guessing you are going to have some Pearl guinea fowl and some lavender ones :) I have pearl guinea fowl and I got them as day old keets so I definitely recognize them in your photos!
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    Broken beak

    What did you end up doing for your chickens with broken chipped beaks? My guinea fowl broke his beak yesterday and I need some guidance. I have scoured the internet a lot the last 12 hours. I cleaned him up really good and used the Vetericyn spray as suggested (It is safe to ingest). He is...
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    My Guinea Broke a Huge Chunk Off Upper Mandible (Beak) Need Advice!

    Hello BYC! I need some more advice. One of my guineas broke a part of his upper beak off yesterday. I don't know how as I was not home at the time. I came home to find his beak covered in freshly dried blood. His upper beak is now shorter than his lower beak making eating / drinking very...
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    Beak Injury....PLEASE HELP!!!

    What kind of soft food? I have a guinea fowl who broke off a chunk of his upper mandible (beak) yesterday and is having trouble eating.
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    Beak Injury....PLEASE HELP!!!

    What kind of soft food do you feed a guinea fowl with a broken upper mandible? My poor buddy broke his upper beak yesterday and is having a hard time eating and drinking. Any suggestions?
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    HELP! One of my Guinea Hens has been attacked and has a BIG gaping hole! Graphic Description/Photos

    Thank you so much! Do you think I should do some more betadine today or try the saline solution? For the saline solution, how do you get it out of her wound without holding her upside down (which probably would not go very well)? She has been eating and drinking which is really good. Last...
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    HELP! One of my Guinea Hens has been attacked and has a BIG gaping hole! Graphic Description/Photos

    Hello BYC! I am hoping someone can help point me in the right direction as to what antibiotic I should get for my guinea hen. She got attacked while out yesterday and my Dad say the other guineas drinking out of the "hole" in her back.  We locked her up in a big cage as soon as we saw there was...
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    MAY 2016 "Land of the Free Because of the brave!" Hatch-a-Long Hosted by, Mike & Sally

    That is a good idea. I wonder if guineas will go after them since ping pong balls are white and guinea eggs are brown in various shades and have freckles. I had 4 eggs today and they were not broken so I'm wondering if it was a one time thing. I think I am going to take the eggs for a while...
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