bickering between 2010 and 2011 guineas

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by southern oaks, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. southern oaks

    southern oaks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my 2010 guineas had a boss. he is my buff. Now that my past years are out with them my royal purple seems to want to battle for the title. I see my buff going off alone a lot and i don't like that, as they usually are all together. at night its a battle to get the buff to go in with the others. after a few days pass they act ok again. then it starts all over again.. hmmm [​IMG] is this because it is close to breeding season and the royal wants to be top bird?? never had a problem with mixing them before..
     
  2. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say yes, breeding season/pecking order squabbles. If you can catch and cage the worst RP offender for a while, you might be able to let them rearrange the pecking order and let the Buff have his place back. If things continue even after you separate the bully for a while... that RP may need to be re-homed, (or sent to freezer camp). I swear the male Guineas ALL lose what little minds they have during the breeding season!
     
  3. southern oaks

    southern oaks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its been crazy. He has always been the big boss. can't believe this one is stepping in... and I love them both... I need both the colors.. so i will try that and see how it goes.. thanks Peeps.. you are always a life saver
     
  4. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I don't use the caging trick for dealing with an aggressive bully, then I've been lucky enough to have separate coops/runs so when I do get a bully that's causing chaos in his flock he gets moved to another flock, loses his place in "his" perceived pecking order, and is completely put out of his element for a while. I know not everyone has separate flocks/coop/runs like I do, but it does have it's advantages!
     

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