guinea behavior

  1. Th84

    Guinea killing and aggressive?

    I had 4 quinea, one is on a killing spree, it took up with my tom turkey and won't leave its side, killed my only white one I had, then killed a young chick that roamed around fine until I I released the Guinea out to free range. It almost killed one of my ducks but I saved it, but then as I...
  2. C

    Aloof chickens raised with 2 Guineas

    So I am raising flock number 2 with 4 hens and 2 guinea fowl. I wanted to raise the guineas with chickens so they would be a little tamer and not so prone to roam, which has worked like a charm . The only thing I have noticed is that the hens raised with the guineas are the flightiest, most...
  3. KirbyH

    Another male guinea bully

    For another bullying instance, I have a bullying male guinea who I have isolated from his two female, two male friends. He is cross as can be so today when the neighborhood flock came by, I let him out. He was promptly attacked by two lower echelon males. I let him stay out long enough for him...
  4. Phantom_k9

    Questions about Guinea Fowl

    Hello all, In light of a recent hawk attack, I have been scrambling to find ideas / solutions / preventives when it comes to hawks. Out of the solutions given to me, the most "appealing" would be getting a guard dog (takes a lot of time and money), decoy crows / owls, or guinea fowl. Yes, I do...
  5. newb1rdmom

    Scratched Up Guineas

    I have a set of young guineas in a pen, as I’m trying to acclimate them to our home. They’ve been inside their pen for probably about a month now, more or less, and I noticed last night several of them were all cut and scratched up. They’re about 2 months old now so I’m not sure if maybe this...
  6. farmgrl7

    Book suggestions?

    I love having books and reference guides on hand for quick answers and reading material (book worm). I’d like to learn more about raising guinea’s, I have some eggs incubating, and I’d like to learn more besides pins and boards I’ve found on Pinterest. I’ve had hens in the past but they were...
  7. farmgrl7

    For Giggles

    So I’m researching guinea fowl. I have some eggs in the bator so this is new to me from keets. I had 4 adult hens in the past but that was a terrible experience for me. ANYWAY, I wanted to research sexing, which I have found answers, but along my search I came across this video. If you want to...
  8. minaayindra

    Need info on keets with adult guineas and hens

    Question re: guinea keets and raising them with a broody hen: I have a flock of only 4 guineas due to woefully inadequate planning last year. I also have 3 males with only one female. The female has laid 2 eggs and left them on the floor of their coop but she has shown no signs of wanting to...
  9. JessMay

    AGGRESSIVE GUINEAS (bonus turkey question)

    Last year I purchased four guinea keets and six turkeys. They’re all full grown now, but recently I started to notice some behavioral issues. I raised the turkeys and guineas together, and then introduced them to my flock of ten chickens and one rooster. I am now down to two guineas ( 1 male, 1...
  10. minaayindra

    Behavioral issues, bullying

    I have 4 guinea hens I received when they were around 3-4 weeks old. The 4 grew up together but, of course, one was always a little at the bottom of the pecking order; that said, no one was really pecking or bothering each other at that time. Much to my surprise, I ended up with 3 roosters and...
  11. B

    My Experience Owning Guinea Fowl

    We are actually pretty new to raising guinea fowl, but we LOVE THEM. They are good layers and do wonderful with our bannie chickens. I thought I might post a forum on whether a person should get guineas or not because they definitely aren't for everyone. Cons: 1) Guineas require a lot of...
  12. grandpasgirl

    Guinea fowl pullet illness, unknown

    hello everyone, this is my first post here, and I figured I’d get more help than what I’d get from reddit or some other site. Just yesterday I adopted a 7 week old guinea from a family friend. I adopted it because it was obviously very sick, and the friend didn’t have time to care for it. Moving...
  13. Henry&Friends

    My gunieas are jerks?

    I have 15 chickens and 3 guineas (was four.) when I let them out in the morning, the gunieas chase and peck my chickens. This morning my rooster hopped out of the coop and ran to hide from them. One of them charged me the other day, but I kicked it away and they haven’t tried again. Why are they...
  14. H

    Chickens raising keets?

    hi, Long story short, I live in rural PA where ticks are a HUGE problem. We have free range chickens (9 after recent predators), and two broody hens. So I had the maybe not so bright idea to get my hands on some guinea hatching eggs and separated the girls into their own coops and placed...
  15. JessMay

    My baby guinea keet flew into a tree!!?

    We have 4 guinea keets that we got beginning of June.. they are probably about 6-8 weeks old now.. they’re already outside in the coop with the hens and young turkeys as we thought they would learn to roost in the coop at night with the other birds..as were rounding up our free range chickens...
  16. minaayindra

    What should I do for housing, mixed family?

    I took a “family” of 1 chick and 4 guinea keets, as well as the hen momma raising them. They had been with an Amish boy who let them all run around together in a barn. Rough guess is they are all now about 4 weeks old (minus Mom of course). She takes beautiful care of them and they all seem...
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