A guinea in the hen house

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by oscarsdriver, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. oscarsdriver

    oscarsdriver Out Of The Brooder

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    First off I'm not sure this topic goes here, but since I'm worried about the ramifications of the flock then I though flock management was the first place I'd start. Ok, so I go out side last night to lock my chickens in their coop and I see a guest in the run. To my surprise (because I live on 180 acres and in rural land at that) I find a creature that looks like a mixture between a duck and a turkey (duck body and turkey head) in the run! What the heck! I'm dumbfounded, first because I've never seen and albino turkey, or a duck as mangled as the one I'm looking at. After some research I found that I am in possession of a (what I think) is a porcelain guinea fowl. Male or Female, I have no clue.

    So now the question is what do I do with the thing... I can't catch it ( the thing moves like a roadrunner on crack), but I'm afraid that it might cause some sort of desease or something and kill off my birds. I'm really worried because I just introduced a rooster to my flock and after mutilating his comb, my friendly but fiesty chickens have finally excepted him. Yet they don't really know what to make of this "turduck" thing.

    I wonder if guinea's are tasty? I've also heard that if it's a male it might run my new rooster to death. Please any suggestions will help! Keep it... get rid of it ( and how), I don't know... please help.

    And if you have any guesses on how the crazy ( and lonely I might add) thing got behind my home let me know... I guess this part of the puzzle could become quite comical. Fire away!
     
  2. AAJ

    AAJ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have never had guineas but they do fly high. First, see if any of your neighbors have guineas and if not catch it with a net and take it far away and leave it, kill it, sell it, give it away, or do whatever you want with it.
     

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