Anyone have guineas in the suburbs/city?

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by augustmomx2, Sep 12, 2009.

  1. augustmomx2

    augustmomx2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've just discovered guineas and I want some [​IMG]

    Next Spring, dh has agreed to allow me to get additional chickens (Currently have 10 standards, 5 banty babies). I am "thinking" about ordering several guineas and say they are peanut packers (yes, I know...terrible [​IMG] ) But I have read limited info and I'm not sure if they are noisy ( live in the city, so neighbors are close, 3/4 acre)? Also, do they lay well and could I sell their eggs? Have you ever ordered them with a group of chickens and how was the outcome? Any info will be greatly appreciated!

    TIA [​IMG]
     
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  2. allanimals21

    allanimals21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    guineas are extremely noisy and loud! Great watch dogs because they will let you know if anything is out of place. Not good for close neighbors if they like it quiet. lol
     
  3. chickens4me

    chickens4me Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would also like to have some, too. They are so interesting-looking & would eat all my ticks. But I have closer neighbors, too, & they are just too loud. I am afraid I would get "reported" and loose all my beautiful chickens & ducks then possibly.
     
  4. mamagardener

    mamagardener Chillin' With My Peeps

    Guineas also wander a lot. If you have close neighbors and you let them free range, they will most likely go around neighborhood.
     
  5. augustmomx2

    augustmomx2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for all of the info [​IMG] Yeah, I don't think they would be well received with my neighbors. We have lived here for 10yrs and I don't want to get on my neighbors' bad side [​IMG] Off I go to search for another breed of chicken [​IMG]
     

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