adding a rooster to a small flock of chickens and guineas

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by Shannon 81, Feb 5, 2014.

  1. Shannon 81

    Shannon 81 New Egg

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    Hi. I have three hens and two guineas. I'm unsure of the sex of my guineas. I would like to introduce a rooster to the flock but am unsure of how to do so. I have read conflicting threads. My chickens and guineas get along great, with the exception of one hen who was added later they all were raised together. My guineas are 7 months old. At this time they are in a large coop with a run and let outside weather permitting. They will not free range until spring. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    1. Unless it is a very gentle rooster, or those are standard size hens and you are getting a bantam rooster, you are going to have hens with naked backs. I have a bunch of hens for my mostly good (but NOT great) rooster, and he has messed up the backs of two of my hens just a little.

    2. I have no idea how the rooster would be with guineas, but I would want to introduce him after he has been quarantined. Also, the more space he has when you put him in, the better. So, depending on your set-up, you might want to wait until spring.
     
  3. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Out Of The Brooder

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    My guineas and roosters got along for the most part. The guineas did kill my rooster Red Golden pheasant, however.
     
  4. SilkieSensation

    SilkieSensation Overrun With Chickens

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    My guineas got along fine with my roos & my hens. They did insist on being at the top of the pecking order though. The worst I ever had was some yanked feathers once in a while when a guinea woulld remind a roo of his place & the roo would turn & run. The only ones above my guineas in the pecking order are the turkeys. Everyone gives them way because of their size. I keep chickens, turkeys & guineas in the same pen withh no problems.
     
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