A guinea hen has been casing my joint!

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by McGoo, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. McGoo

    McGoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] I really know very little about guinea hens. She's been trying to join my flock of chickens...or so it seems. She's alone and looking for company I suspect.

    Anyway - questions - what should I be aware of if she does join in? Disease? Nastiness to the chicks or roo? Noise? [​IMG]

    I've got a 4 foot high electric fence and so far the chickens don't try to fly out, but can the giunea hen fly in if she wants to?

    Does she do well with chicken feed?

    Thanks all.
     
  2. cracking up

    cracking up Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Guineas are pretty individual but for the most part they get along well with the chickens. They don't bother the roos any more than the roos bother each other. I've never had a problem with disease and others have said they are real resistant.

    I don't know how much noise a lone guinea will make. As a group they can really get each other going.

    A four foot high fence won't keep her out if she remembers she can fly. Chicken food will be fine for her and she'll eat a lot of bugs.

    I really like having them around. Hope you enjoy her.
     
  3. McGoo

    McGoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Cool. I'll see what happens with her. If she joins - so be it.
    thanks.
    ps do they eat honey bees? I've got a hive within the chicken area.
     
  4. Finn's Mom

    Finn's Mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Uh oh. Scroll down a few to the thread called something like "I need a yes or no answer by 4pm" Lot's of discusson on this subject there! I hope it works out for you! My neighbor had the same thing happen and they really enjoyed her.
     
  5. cracking up

    cracking up Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We've never had a problem with them eating bees. Some people say they do. Maybe we have a lot of other bugs.
     
  6. Your lone Guinea may have lost her/his way and found you, food and bird friends.

    I would look around your nieghbors and ask if they have Guinea birds.

    If you find a nieighbor and you LIKE what you see (care and respect for his birds), I would tell them to come and try to catch your lonely Guinea.

    Guineas do much better amoungst thier kind.
     

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