guinea fowl

  1. CalBickieMomma

    Guinea Fowl Body Language Question - What Does it Mean?!

    Hello Guinea Fowl experts! So, I had a Guinea keet show up randomly in my yard this summer (about 2 weeks old) and he has been with my chickens (about the same age) since then. I’m pretty sure he’s a boy (haven’t heard the buck wheat sound from him and he’s coming on 7 months old now). He...
  2. WallyBirdie

    Intelligence?

    I like to say "Guineas are stupid people." And I say this with humor and affection. They can be clever... to an extent. But how smart are they? ALL of my guineas can easily jump/fly over the fence to free range. They do this regularly. This is intentional. But... getting them BACK into the pen...
  3. WallyBirdie

    They're at it again!

    Title says it all! I went out to feed and water the flock and found the little ones on an adventure! They all came back to the pen when they saw the feed, but it was still fun to see them explore!
  4. WallyBirdie

    Ornery Fowl

    This morning, when I went to get fresh water and feed, everyone was accounted for. By the time the water was put out... I had one juvenile guinea missing! It was easy to listen and hear the familiar chirps coming from the woodline trees- and it was just as easy to see a little white blob on one...
  5. WallyBirdie

    Integrating Juveniles

    I have an adult male and female guinea. I had a small flock but gradually lost a the others over the years. Those two have been alone for a while and while they do fine together, they'd likely do better in a group. I picked up 6 keets and raised them in a brooder, then put them in a temporary...
  6. 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...
  7. CalBickieMomma

    Young Guinea Fowl Showing Aggression

    Hello! I currently have eleven 10-11 week old chicks (mixed flock with at least one roo) in a 144 sq ft run and a 36 sq ft attached coop (with about 32 sq ft sectioned off inside the run for my older hen who is getting used to the new chickens). With the younger chickens I also have a Guinea...
  8. libarena

    Guinea keet colours? (My first hatch!)

    After incubating for my first time, I’m proud to say that ALL OF THEM HATCHED! And they are all doing so well! I’m still in shock that beginner me was able to do it. Thank you Bob (R2elk) for helping me so much! Now I’m curious to know what colours they are! Especially with the darker ones. I...
  9. libarena

    Guinea keet with twisted foot and can’t walk

    We got guinea keets this morning and everyone else is doing well except for this one little dude. He can’t stand or walk. His bad leg has his foot completely closed. We are able to stretch it out but he refuses to use it. I tried making a little cast to support him in spreading his toes. He...
  10. CalBickieMomma

    Hello! I'm new!

    Hello everyone! I'm a new member of BackYard Chickens, but I've been visiting your forums on and off over the years. Thought I should make it official in case I have some advice/help to offer ;). I'm not brand new to chickens at all. I had pet chickens while growing up, then took a break...
  11. 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...
  12. B

    Update On Roosters and Guineas

    It almost seems like Bucky, our biggest rooster, has become the "leader" of the guineas. He will attack Molasses, Lily, and Storm and the entire flock of guineas will join in and beat the poor things until they run away or fly into the trees. Ang and Fire are doing just fine with the guinea...
  13. PincoPoultry

    Lavender Guinea Hen keets for sale (Brooksville Florida)

    I have 4 Lavendar Guinea hen keets available hatched 6/21/19. Asking $5.00 a baby. Located in Brooksville Florida.
  14. G

    Different colored Keet

    i he a guinea keet born last night that is paler in color than the rest. He’s like 4 days later than the rest of the babies. Any ideas why he’s a different color? I have pearl guineas.
  15. Liv's chickens

    Mareks disease questions

    hello everyone! A couple months ago my one of my chickens became ill, and since then I’ve lost around 5 more, and I’m quite positive that Mareks was the cause. I have some guinea fowl who laid some eggs, and I hatched four babies from them. How dangerous is it to sell a couple keets to someone...
  16. cqangie29

    Guinea fowls 1st egg

    Hi, I have (6) almost 4 month old guineas. I just found my 1st egg, but broken and pecked at a lot. So here's the situation with my guineas....I have a set up for them in my 12x20 workshop (it's brand new, haven't even used it as a workshop yet lol). They sleep up in the rafters at night. They...
  17. woodmort

    Trust Guinea with chicks?

    I have an interesting situation. This spring 3 of my 4 remaining guineas were lost to predators so I have one lone guinea. A week ago I moved my 3-week old chicks to the coop brooder--a partitioned of section of the coop with one long side hardware cloth. The lone guinea has been spending...
  18. woodmort

    Trust Guinea with chicks?

    I have an interesting situation. This spring 3 of my 4 remaining guineas were lost to predators so I have one lone guinea. A week ago I moved my 3-week old chicks to the coop brooder--a partitioned of section of the coop with one long side hardware cloth. The lone guinea has been spending...
  19. jimjan

    Where to put access door for Guinea Fowl?

    I'm contemplating getting Jumbo Guinea Fowl and have been figuring out coop ideas. I'm planning on getting the 8' ×8' metal cage from Tractor supply and building an elevated coop inside for them to sleep in. I was thinking maybe I should put the access door for the cage up high, so they would...
  20. Zihad

    Not Laying Eggs! 8 month old Guinea fowl!

    Hello! I started with 2 Guinea fowls and 2 Turkeys 7 months back. All the keets were 1 month old. The turkey hen laid 24 eggs and is sitting on them for about 20 days. But there is no sign of the guineas laying any eggs. They are 8 months old. I heard the "Buck-wheat" sound many times. So there...
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