Can I raise different chicks and guineas in the same house?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ksmissy, Jan 22, 2012.

  1. ksmissy

    ksmissy New Egg

    Nov 14, 2010
    Although I have raised chickens many years ago, I have lived in town the last 8 years, now my husband of 8 years and I just purchased 4 acres out in the country, awww peace and quiet, anyway, the chicken house needs work, my question is if I get like 3-4 day old banty, full size chciks and guineas all the same time and age, can I raise them together, help, this ole lady of 69 yrs old needs imput.
  2. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    Hi and [​IMG] from Ohio. I know a few folks that raise guineas with their chickens and they don't seam to have any problems. You might want to ask in the guinea section. I am not sure were it is right at the moment, I have been gone from here for awhile so I not sure how to find it. Good luck! [​IMG]
  3. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
    [​IMG] and it can be done but sometimes issues can arise depending on the birds personalities.
  4. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    Welcome to BYC.

    I've never raised keets and chicks together, but I know they get along well when they are fully grown. I'm pretty sure you could keep them together as long as the keets don't need more protein in their food.

    Best of luck

  5. S&N Livestock

    S&N Livestock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2009
    southern ohio
    [​IMG] from Ohio
  6. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
  7. jtbrown

    jtbrown Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2011
    Southeastern Ohio
    Great question, ggood luck on answer. I will be watching, because I'd like to do same. I wanted guineas when I got my chickens last year, but I didn't want 25 and couldn't find someone to split order with. Good luck!
  8. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Chicken Obsessed

    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    My neighbor has both and had to separate them as the guineas would pick on the chickens if they were penned together.
  9. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from S. Florida! So glad you joined us!

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