Chickens and Guineas sharing space

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by mcdaid36, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. mcdaid36

    mcdaid36 Songster

    Mar 16, 2008
    Putnam County, NY
    Can chickens (large breed) share the same coop space as guinea hens or do they need to be separated? If they can't be together, my thought was to make a very high coop, about 10 ft. high at the highest point, gambrel roof style, and inside have a second story over half the coop, all enclosed. I would make the roots for the chickens in the bottom half also double as a ladder for me to get up to clean out the upper guinea hen coop. I saw on someone's page that they had an opening for their guineas to go in and out of the coop up about 7 ft. high with a landing for the guineas to land on. Then they walk through the door and are in their upper coop. Not sure if this is crazy, and it would be a heck of a lot easier if they could just live together!
  2. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    yes chickens an guins can be in the same coop.
  3. I dont know this is going to be the first year for older chickens for me!


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