guineas

  1. C

    Baby guineas

    I put 12 eggs in my incubator. This was my first time incubating eggs, only 1 hatches but another make a crack but didn't make it. And since I didn't want that one to be alone I was looking and found 4 guineas that are only a week older. So I bought them and they look good so far.
  2. MapleValleyAcresFarm

    Anyone In Northeast TN Have Any Guinea Fowl For Sale??

    Good Afternoon! I need some Guinea Fowl around 2-5 months old for my grandfather. They will be free range. Does anybody have any they want to get rid of or know anyone who does in Northeast TN? Thank you all so much!
  3. Isadora T

    Does age matter when starting to free range?

    I just moved my guineas/pullets to their new coop outside. Once they get acclimated and comfortable, I want to start letting them out in the yard a little bit. Initially I'm going to use a movable fence around their coop so they don't venture too far and know to go back home when it gets dark...
  4. OneAndTwoOfFour

    How to Clip Guinea Wings

    Would someone please help me? We have eight Guinea fowl along with our flock of 200+ chickens. We had to fence in 3 acres as the “guardian” dogs we bought as pups had Parvo and were away from our flock during those crucial times as puppies. They are NOT able to be with the flock like our Great...
  5. M

    Chicken newby

    Hey y'all! I'm a newby to this farm life, moved across the country from Denver Colorado, to a tiny town called Taft Tennessee, with my husband, son, and two dogs! All to be near family, who also converted to farm life about a year ago. (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get...
  6. G

    Pearl Guinea keet with malformed leg/foot

    Hi, so I know this is a website about/for chickens, but I thought that similar principles applied to chicks apply when it comes to physical defects in keets. Just got 10 Pearl Guinea keets today and noticed that one of them has a messed up leg, which juts out sideways as opposed to straight up...
  7. Cottage K

    A question about moving guineas

    I hope it's ok to post about guineas here! I have 8 3 week old guineas that are outgrowing their brooder. We dont have the coop finished yet, but hope to be finished in a week. The last few days we have been moving thr guineaa from their brooder to a makeshift outdoor pen to have more room to...
  8. CHlCKEN

    Guineas or Pheasents?

    I want to raise guineas or pheasents. The pros of guineas are that they can be free ranged, and will eat the tick and things that are the biggest problem here. They will also pick ya horse manure and such. I like guineas because they are all such an array of different colors. the cons are that...
  9. CHlCKEN

    Should I get Guineas or Pheasents.

    I want to raise guineas or pheasents. The pros of guineas are that they can be free ranged, and will eat the tick and things that are the biggest problem here. They will also pick ya horse manure and such. I like guineas because they are all such an array of different colors. the cons are that...
  10. Tre3hugger

    Pallet/Scrap Wood/2x4 coop build:8x4 coop for about $250(Pic heavy)

    I built this using 2x4s and pallets/scrap wood. I also bought roofing materials. It's 8x4xabout 9 ft high and cost around $250. I'm a novice builder, and this project presented a lot of...problem solving opportunities. Not much was square etc due to the recycled material but I made it work...
  11. bluebellknapp

    Guineas vs Coyotes

    I just witnessed something amazing. I heard loud raucous calls from my flock of Guinea Hens. I raced to the window and saw them surrounding a young coyote and herding it toward the river. They chased it across the river and stayed on the bank screaming at it for a long time. By that time I had...
  12. 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...
  13. B

    Chicken+ Guinea Update

    We've gotten addicted. It's only been a few months and I'm hopeless. Update on the Chicken Flock We got 22 new chickens. All of them are female but three, but the person who gave them to us accidentally bought full Rhode Island Reds instead of Bantams, which is definitely a problem seeing as we...
  14. WallyBirdie

    Where No Chicken Has Gone Before!

    I was watching my birds today and one managed to gravitate to a part of the property that I usually steer them away from. I got up to herd them back towards the others but stopped to watch... as the little fella hop-hop-hopped... into a patch of weeds and after a grasshopper. He ate the...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. Catbunnychick

    Feathers, but not sure if guinea is missing...

    We do not have any guinea, but we fenced in 1.25 acres of our yard with a special cat fence (deer fence, curved in like a prison, 3 feet of hardwire on the bottom). As we were building it, the neighbors adult Guineas kept getting in. After the fence was built, we noticed that they would fly out...
  18. WallyBirdie

    How Did This Happen?!

    If asked how many chickens, I say "Over a dozen," and that seems sufficient. It's certainly accurate. After adding a few and hatching a few, my new answer became "Oh, around 30, I think," which didn't seem too bad since I have the space and resources. Today, I realized that I've been going...
  19. AMoritz

    When do guineas pick mates?

    I've had guineas for a couple years now but I've never paid attention to when the young ones choose their mates. Now I have 3 young lavenders that I want a pair out of. When do they pick their mates? Before breeding season in spring? I'm thinking about possibly putting the lavenders in their...
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