Anyone keeping city guineas in Miami?

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by chantopz, Mar 10, 2013.

  1. chantopz

    chantopz Out Of The Brooder

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    I want some as my husband is a great afficianado of pentard--french for guinea fowl-roast. How do you manage the noise and predators, assuming there are some out there. We have a great number of feral cats in the neighborhood, how protected are the guineas from them. I can build a roost for them at night but will they fly away during the day?
     
  2. daniel rainey

    daniel rainey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that may not be the best plan as i had some and they are vigerus excapeies! and will fly like mad!
     
  3. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In the Miami? Is that even allowed? Guineas are noisy, especially when penned full-time, so from the time that they are about 7-8wks of age on you can expect a lot of noise from them until they are processed/butchered. You can look up Guinea Fowl sounds or calls on youtube if you are not familiar with how noisy they are..

    If the noise isn't an issue for you/your neighborhood then you'd need to raise the Guineas in a secure, predator proof enclosed coop and run... otherwise yes they will fly away. Welded wire and hardware cloth (a layer of each) are probably your best bet for keeping the Guineas safe, and even a few strands of electric fencing on the outside of the coop/run to help ward off the feral cats or any other predators.
     
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  4. chantopz

    chantopz Out Of The Brooder

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    Fetal cats, racoon and hawks arr a problem here. My two coops for chicken are secure but I am not sure I can hide another big enough for Guinea, how is the noise of four of them.
     

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