Catching Guinneas!

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by KareyABohr, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. KareyABohr

    KareyABohr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone have any advice on catching guinnea fowl? We are moving from one house on the farm to another and my brother in law will shoot them if we are not able to catch them and move them. He isn't as excited about them being around.
    The problem is that they roost in a morton building (20 feet in the air) and they are too fast during the day.
     
  2. Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up Count your many blessings...

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    Put some cracked corn in a dog crate. When they go in to eat it, close the crate.

    Good luck!
     
  3. rooster0209

    rooster0209 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When they come down from the roost and try to exit, have a cage to get them into. Or have a very tall ladder and grab them off the roost, in the dark... One by one.

    Too bad they dont make mini dart guns for sedating guineas

    When you move you will need to keep them locked up for a few weeks, so they wont leave home trying and find the old place.
     
  4. lilchick

    lilchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wait until they go into barn to roost. Then block off their exit.. Scare them down off the roost and if it is too dark for them to see they cannot fly back up and should mill around on the ground...
    Use a long handled fish net to catch them. They are very difficult to grab and hold onto and their toe nails can hurt you.
    A net is safer for you and them.....
    I have never been able to catch one outside cause they can run longer and faster than most people can! good luck!
     
  5. KareyABohr

    KareyABohr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am going to try the ladder thing and I have a net too.
     
  6. chicken_angler

    chicken_angler Coop Constructist

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    I would say that the net would be the best bet. also try to corner them then use the net!

    Cody!!
     
  7. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Overrun With Chickens

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    just be cautious about grabbing them by their legs as you can break their leg very easily..

    long net is the way to go..
     
  8. chicken_angler

    chicken_angler Coop Constructist

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    Quote:The lady I bought my two guineas from had to use a long net to get them. The whole thing was pretty hilarious!

    Cody!!
     

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