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    Guinea Chick with Cloudy Pupil

    Hi I literally just bought 4 guinea hen chicks yesterday from Tractor Supply. I only wanted a couple but the guy said US Agriculture only allowed 4 or more at a time. After he boxed them up for me he told me he gave me a couple smaller ones that probably won’t make it. 😳 One is slightly smaller...
  2. Dobiegirl22

    Cleaning Guinea Brooder

    Hello! Brand new to the bird world. I ordered ten guinea keets that arrived a week early, yesterday! I spent the previous weeks researching guinea for tick control. I frequently see Guineas around my neighborhood (wandering, screaming, trying to get hit by cars :D) and I’ve been fascinated. So...
  3. MysteryChicken

    What To Use, To Treat A GuineaFowl With An Ear Infection?

    Hello, I have a Guinea with an ear infection. I've cleaned to out with a hydrogen peroxide wash a couple weeks ago, & it didn't seem to do very good. The build up inside his ear ranges from crusty yellow, to cheesy, & goopy. Don't have pictures yet.
  4. Codys_chickstagram

    When do guineas begin to lay?

    I was on Instagram and I saw people talking about their guineas beginning to lay, so I wondered how long it takes to get that first egg, according to an article here on BYC it says “16-18 weeks they begin to lay”. But, according to google, it takes two years to reach sexual maturity? My (3)...
  5. M

    Very sick guinea hen

    We have a very sick Guinea Hen. She has some ruffled feathers, very lethargic, rarely moves and is off balanced when she does move, runny poop, and very quiet. Can anyone help? We tried to worm her with a water based solution called "Backyard Chicken Health Pack" but I don't think it helped her...
  6. H

    Guineas saved chickens?

    Okay so our biggest issue is goshawks - ferocious, aggressive, and brass goshawks hunt our free range chickens. They will try to murder them right on our porch! We do our very best to deter them. We recently added some guineas (successfully; knock on wood) to our flock. Still not 100 on both...
  7. H

    Boy or girl guineas?

    I let a broody Orpington hatch these guineas (she’s not the best forager but seriously the best mama). These guineas have been awesome (loud, but awesome). Our chickens and these new guineas have gotten along well (they free range). They seem friendly but not too invasive (like chickens)...
  8. O

    Adopted by a single Guinea - Need Advise

    Hello - I did not have chickens - I just got adopted by a single Guinea, I live just outside of town on a rectangle 3 acres - deep lot. About 2 weeks ago a Guinea chicken showed up. Running around franticly all over screaming and sometimes in circles. Up and down the street to the neighbors...
  9. Pennys Mama

    Are these guinea eggs normal?

    These eggs are from the same guinea hen, she's just over 20 weeks old. These are her 1st three eggs. The larger one was her 1st, then 2 days later the middle one, then today the tiny round one. Is there something that I need to do or give her that'll fix her eggs? The first one is the only one...
  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. lazytrucker

    Help! What do I do with this newly hatched keet??

    I had one keet hatch last night at 11pm in my incubator. I have one left to hatch that was staggered 2 days behind. I'm hoping to have my broody chicken raise them. She was a bit flakey switching eggs so I took the good ones from her and gave her fake eggs. I think I'm going to leave it in the...
  12. S

    Newbie and mesh size for guinea coop gate?

    Hi, We are raising our first guinea broods for free ranging tick control and just to have them around on 22 acres of pasture and woodlands near Hillsborough, NC. The first brood (4 survivors/10) is a month old and doing well, and the second (8 survivors/10) is three weeks behind them. We...
  13. WallyBirdie

    Polish and Guinea Affair?

    My White Crested Polish, the one who steadfastly insists on tagging along with the juvenile guineas, is ready to lay any day now. She's been squatting! Thing is, she has access to different nesting boxes, and she keeps trying to squat/lay in the dame place as my adult guinea hen. Is that...
  14. WallyBirdie

    Polish Guinea...

    I let the chickens and guineas out to free range; usually they each do their own thing and get along when they cross paths. Ideally, my little white crested Polish would stick with the chickens, but she insists on flocking with my juvenile guineas. (Is it because she and them are close in size...
  15. R3M1X

    Guinea limping and hoarse voice

    Yesterday I noticed one of my very prominent (loud and outspoken) female guineas was not very loud when she made the "Buh-crahh" call it is very much at the same hushness and hoarseness of my adult drake duck. Now today I noticed that she is limping and lays down mostly. She can scoot away...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. FathertoFeathers

    I need advice

    I have Ducks at home and a major raccoon problem. I heard that guineas are great at protecting other animals but I know nothing about them. Will I be ok if I keep them with ducks? Are they aggressive? Will they fly away? How many do I have to have? Let me know everything I need to know bout...
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