Arghh! Hardware store has guinea keets!

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by beefy, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. beefy

    beefy Flamingo Daddy-o

    Apr 21, 2007
    South Georgia
    Quick! i need to hear the CONS of guinea ownership. Cons only please!!
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    Last edited: Jul 10, 2008
  2. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    They are sooo loud and annoying. Grrr!

    I want some simply b/c our ticks are so bad this year, but I keep reminding myself that I gave away 10 almost grown ones b/c I couldn't stand the noise and then my aunt had to give them away b/c her neighbor (who works 3rd shift) couldn't sleep and started sending warning shots over her property. EEK!

    So...yeah..they're LOUD!

    That's all I got. ;-)
     
  3. Sherry

    Sherry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry. I can't think of a single bad thing.
     
  4. Bluedog420

    Bluedog420 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I LOVE MY GUINEA'S....GUINEA'S ARE GREAT...LOL
     
  5. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    They come in pretty colors and they eat ticks...am I helping??? [​IMG]
     
  6. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    Oh, and the babies are SOOOOOO cute!!!!! [​IMG]
     
  7. warcard

    warcard Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Loud, not very tame, love to roam off your property and sometimes disappear, Ugly (too some)

    But...
    They do eat ticks and keets are very cute [​IMG]
     
  8. goldensunriseranch

    goldensunriseranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very loud and if you don't clip wings they LOVE to roost in the trees, they also seem to prefer the tree closest to your bedroom. And if you have a new baby the tree closest to the baby's room! [​IMG]
     
  9. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

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    One con is that when they are babies, they like to freak out and pile up in the brooder, injuring each other. They are more likely to do this and get hurt than turkeys, who are somewhat notorious for piling up. I started with 6 and two of mine were injured. One had to be culled. It is really sad when they are perfectly healthy except for damaged feet or legs. [​IMG]

    That said, they are beautiful when running the yard, especially a flock of lavender....

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  10. coloradochick

    coloradochick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Beefy, be sure to post the pics when you get them situated [​IMG]
     

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