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Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by Markgyver, Jun 16, 2019.

  1. Markgyver

    Markgyver In the Brooder

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    Hello,
    I would like to raise a flock of guinea fowl in Adams, Ny. We have 10 acres with a 500+ feet of stream and over 3 acres of mowed lawn.
    I was thinking if starting with around 10-12 birds. My biggest question as of now is about the coop.
    The house used to have a small veterinary clinic in it. So there is water in the old clinic and then a small storage room off the back of clinic. Off the storage room there is a kennel that is 10x12’ and about 6’6” high. The roof does not extend over the kennel but I can make it so they don’t get rained on. The kennel has as I said a man door going into house, actually behind garage. Chain link fence with a gate to go into backyard. The floor is black top with concrete curb.
    So I’m thinking this is a great spot to cool them as it will be easy for me to keep feed and water right inside the house and the prebuilt pest proof kennel. But the thing I’m not sure of is if I extend a tarp or something over kennel the roof would be about 6’ high with pitch, is this high enough? And also what about the black top floor, I figure hay can cover it but just wasn’t sure if it would be a PIA to clean or bad for the guinea.
    Any advice is appreciated! Thanks, Markgyver!
    And remember you can’t break broken, but I can probably fix it
     
  2. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Hello and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    I don't keep guineas so I can't really offer you my advice. I'm just welcoming you to our community.
     
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  3. Markgyver

    Markgyver In the Brooder

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    Thanks, glad to join and get some help! I’ve only raised dogs and a wife.
    Dogs are good, wife is still a work in progress
     
  4. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    I'll bet she feels the same about you! ;)
     
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  5. Markgyver

    Markgyver In the Brooder

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    She sure does but she educated 6 year olds so all I have to do is act 7 and I’m doing ok
     
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  6. rjohns39

    rjohns39 Wrangler

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    Hi and welcome to BYC :frow We're so happy you've decided to join us :ya
     
  7. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hi and welcome to BYC. I hope the guinea folks can help you out coz as with many things in life I got no clue :p

    I aspire to act 7 years old, but as long as it remains a dream I’m happy enough :)
     
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  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Thank you for joining Backyard Chickens, the pulse beat of the chicken community.
     
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  9. Camellia

    Camellia Songster

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    welcome to byc! We're glad to have you :wee

    Guinea fowl can be a hassle (they're so loud), I wish you the best of luck with them!
     
  10. Markgyver

    Markgyver In the Brooder

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    Well I have a tick problem in the grassy wood line. Found several on dogs. Removed a few from myself and have caught at least a dozen more racing across my skin looking for the honey hole.
    My friend had them so I know what you mean but I don’t mind. They should have plenty of space to “spread their wings”. And if they get too obnoxious I can name them all dinner or freezer.
     
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