Can guinea's see when it is dark??

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by critters, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. critters

    critters Chillin' With My Peeps

    thought I read somewhere that guinea's can't see at night....is this true or false??[​IMG]

    and if true, than are others like peafowl also unable to see at night??
     
  2. GuineaLady93

    GuineaLady93 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know about Peafowl, but Guinea Fowl can not see at night. That is why I do not let my hens go broody on a nest. It is way to easy for a coon, coyote, or anything to just walk up and get them, they may be able to hear them but they can't see anything and don't want to leave their eggs.
     
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  3. critters

    critters Chillin' With My Peeps

    Peafowl and guinea's come from the same family of birds
    so guessing then that the peafowl are also unable to see at night...

    I find that very interesting as well as
    a major disadvantage for them...[​IMG]

    guess that is why they are in the same spots in the morning
    as I would see them at night...
     
  4. GuineaLady93

    GuineaLady93 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, that's why if you have a hard time catching them, night is a good time to do that.
     
  5. KrisH

    KrisH Chillin' With My Peeps

    ours also cant see at night, or with their head in a feed bowl.

    RobertH
     
  6. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] LOL @ while they have their head in a feed bowl!!! So true, so true!
     
  7. KrisH

    KrisH Chillin' With My Peeps

    the easiest way to catch our guineas (only works for two or three before the others catch on) is a deep bowl and treats like millet, mealworms, wheat or scratch. they put their heads in and don't see you comming. But you better get a good hold the first try. there wont be a second.

    Or at night on a roost, but then we need a ladder too. ladders and darkness also suggests good medical and disability insurance. I have it, but do not want to use either one.

    RobertH
     

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