aggressive guineas??

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by me and my marans, Apr 4, 2010.

  1. me and my marans

    me and my marans Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 27, 2009
    I am thinking of getting some guinea fowl eggs and hatch them out.

    the probllem is, can guinea fowl be aggressive like roosters??

    since the guinea cant be kept enclosed they would have the freedom of the garden where the children play.....
    so can guinea fowl be aggressive??

    thanks in advance.

    [email protected] Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2010
    Quote:my guineas are not aggressive. i have kept mine penned up but then i got bantams and they are free range 24/7 until i find one laying eggs then i have to lock them up. but i have no problem with mine being aggressive like my roosters
  3. houndit

    houndit There is no H or F in Orpington!

    Jul 13, 2008
    Braymer Missouri
    Guinea fowl are aggressive to roosters sometimes, but I have never had them attack me. I have been bit when I was catching them, but they usually do not come very close to us.
  4. lovinlife

    lovinlife Chillin' With My Peeps

    I had 7 guineas last fall and they all free ranged 24/7. When I would let the chickens out of their run, the guineas would chase them all over the barnyard. I hated it, made me so mad at them. Over the winter, I lost 5. The two remaining are both males, I haven't heard the buckwheat call for a long time. Just that annoying honking noise (there's one yelling at something right now...). These two guineas hang out with the chicken flock any time they're out and love the chickens. They get along fine with my rooster.

    Since I know these are males and they aren't aggressive, could it be that the females are more aggressive than the males?
  5. lorad

    lorad Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 9, 2010
    Edelstein, IL
    My guineas will sometimes bully the hens and my cat (she deserves it- she like to "ambush" chickens) but they stay away from humans. They sometimes will come down the driveway at a vehicle- one of these days one will be road pizza but until then they are free to roam...

  6. americana-chick

    americana-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 18, 2008
    Mine have never tried to attack me.. actually they would rather not even be near me! [​IMG]
  7. mamaKate

    mamaKate Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 9, 2008
    SE MO
    I have a single male guinea who was raised with an EE pullet. He dearly loves her and totally freaks when he can't find her. He's a monster with the other chickens, though. He can't come out if the others are loose because he bullies the heck out of the hens and beat my BO roo (ornery and twice his size) to a bloody pulp. He isn't aggressive with humans at all. He likes me in his own psychotic way.
  8. damselfish

    damselfish Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2008
    Southwest Missouri
    Ours are not aggressive toward humans at all. We spent time with them when they were young. We actually started to train some of them to fly up to our arm to get treats, but they got too big so we quit that. Now their treats go on the ground...but they will come when called and they like to hang out near us.

    The chickens and guineas have a low-level ongoing war for position...nobody gets hurt but there's some chasing, posturing and pecking.

    This is all free-range, FYI. Could be different if penned.
  9. aliciasch

    aliciasch Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 12, 2015
    SW Oklahoma
    I have two 2.5 month old guineas sex unknown still bcz I can't tell their sounds apart. I have them with with same aged bantams chicken and turkey and the only issue I have is my for sure Tom turkey pecking at my baby goose. Everyone gets along great. They are enclosed with a 25x25 house and a 35x20 run full of bugs and grass. I can't free range bcz of my dogs. Just always make sure they have entertainment like treats to forage for.
  10. zoe95423

    zoe95423 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 8, 2013
    I have 9 and they free range, have never shown aggression towards humans, but over the past month have been horribly aggressive to all of my chickens. There will be 2 hanging on to a chicken as it tries to run away.

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