Our guineas scared a possum away from the entire flock once... And they will alert the flock if there is a predator or hawk flying overhead. Although we have one EE bantam who beat up a falcon this spring.
If you have neighbors that you LIKE, you wouldn't want Guineas. They are CRAZY.
The game birds, depending on the breed, can either fight them, or get away well.
I got a bunch of red Junglefowl. Very good at getting away from predators. Just don't try to catch them!
Never lost one to the hawks.
Thanks. We have some Spitzhaubens--I think they are sharp-looking birds. Reminds me of a tux, kind of. We had guineas but they all got eaten. No neighbors a mile in any direction so we're good. We can make all the noise we want! Will have to look into the junglefowl.