10 week old guineas fighting

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by abooot99, Oct 11, 2009.

  1. abooot99

    abooot99 In the Brooder

    Jun 12, 2009
    New Ipswich
    I have 3 ten week olds and when I went out there this morning, I found two of them fighting and my 20 week old roo trying to break it up. They kept grabbing eachother by the skin on the head and waddles and wouldn't let go. I didn't see any obvious bleeding but they didn't stop until my dogs broke them up by trampling through them. I know one is a female so far as she does the buck wheat call but don't know what other other two are yet.
    Is this normal for their age? Oh and they free range with my small flock of chickens.

    What do I do?
  2. Aj1911

    Aj1911 Songster

    Jun 4, 2009
    its normal its just guinea pecking order they will sort it out and be fine after a few go arounds.
  3. txchickie

    txchickie Songster

    Nov 15, 2008
    Yep.....check out my thead not too far down '8 Week old guineas fighting'

    They still go at it every once in a while [​IMG]
  4. BeccaOH

    BeccaOH Morning Gem Farm

    Oct 3, 2008
    east central Ohio
    Yes, I've got it too. See "Guinea Are Evil" thread. I do get the blood from them pecking each other and from them ramming into the wire fence. [​IMG]

    I can't free range, but I did let the guinea and their chicken coop mates out for the last half hour of daylight last night. They were still fighting in the yard. [​IMG]

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