Attention Guinea Experts, Question?

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by MTtroutwithwings, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. MTtroutwithwings

    MTtroutwithwings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Will Cockerals mate with more than one hen or are they monogamous?
     
  2. feathersgalore

    feathersgalore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are more like chickens - a guinea cock will mate with several hens.
     
  3. davidb

    davidb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you have them running out, and have a good many, usually they will pair off with about 4 hens with one roo, but if you only have one roo ,will take care of all the girls
     
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    If you have even numbers of cocks and hens, they should pair up. If there is an abundance of females, the males will take care of the extras most times.
     
  5. chicken_angler

    chicken_angler Coop Constructist

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    I only have one male and one female so I am really no help but I have heard that they are like chickens!

    Cody!!
     
  6. MTtroutwithwings

    MTtroutwithwings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for all the wonderful input! [​IMG]
     
  7. rkhyland

    rkhyland Out Of The Brooder

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    I find that mine tend to run around in groups of 3, 4 or 5. They seem to be the same groups most of the time with slight variances. But, yes, 1 male with service whatever females he can get around to, not a problem! I am sure there is a magic number for the ideal ratio though!
     

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