Can guinea's see when it is dark??

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

  1. 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 Songster

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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. 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 Songster

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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 Songster

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

    RobertH
     

  6. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Crowing

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

    KrisH Songster

    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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