can I mix chickens n guineas?

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by kkm, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. kkm

    kkm Out Of The Brooder

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    I had 3 guineas hatch june 1st, then 4 chickens hatch june 30th. Can i put the 22 day old chicks in with the 52 day old guineas? The guineas are outside and babys are still inside. Will the bigger birds hurt the chicks?
     
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  2. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    Mine were raised together, I waited till the guineas were feathered out and turned them in with the grown chickens...so....you might turn them in with each other but watch them. Some grown guineas are territorial and will chase a chicken...no harm done though and others live peacefully together.
     
  3. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    I have raised them together for years-shouldn't be a problem.
     
  4. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My grandfather free ranged the chickens and guineas together and never had a problem.
     
  5. kkm

    kkm Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, Im not questioning them being raised together,Ive seen that done. I just wonder about the age and size difference, Still OK? Ive got the guineas in a 11'x5' tracter.
     
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