Are Guinea's for me?

TSW99

Chirping
5 Years
Sep 7, 2014
203
2
63
Tallahassee Fl
I have a hawk problem and ive heard that guniea's are good for elerting chickens for preditors.
Im wondering if they Are they much different than keeping chickens? And do they fly?
 

Percheron chick

Crowing
8 Years
Apr 12, 2013
4,609
3,071
391
Hudson, Colorado
My guineas make the most noise when a hawk, eagle or owl is overhead. They are more vigilant than my chickens. They fly extremely well. that can easily fly up 20'. They like to roost much higher than chickens. I keep mine with the chickens, feed them the same feed and at night they all return to the coop just like the chickens. They are wilder and I only find about 20% of the eggs.
 
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Sfraker

Songster
5 Years
Feb 17, 2014
560
69
151
Western NC
They will let you know when a predator (real or perceived) is around with a racket that could wake the dead! It doesn't bother me and my neighbors are too far away to hear them.
My ducks are slowly learning to pay attention to the guineas when they go crazy.
 

Hotcookie

Chirping
7 Years
May 16, 2012
124
12
83
Both my chickens and ducks have learned to heed the warning call of my flock of guineas. But the only problem is that they're not always in the same location as the others, since they love to roam my 20 acres in search of bugs. My guineas have chased fox, coyotes and dogs out of my barnyard - it's hysterical to see them in action - they'll surround the predator and start squawking at it until it gets scared and runs away!! They've also noticed hawks sitting up in trees.....just waiting for the opportunity to swoop down on one of my chickens......but they've never really chased one away - just alerted the others there was danger lurking.
 

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