Co habitation question

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by kidsnchicks, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. kidsnchicks

    kidsnchicks Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 23, 2010
    Hi all [​IMG] We have a few laying hens and 1 duck. We plan on getting more hens and more ducks. My BF wants to get a few quineas and pheasents also. Would they be ok to have everyone all together or should we seperate them? I wondered about the ducks having there own pen with their pool but dont know a lot about the others lol.

    Thank you so much!
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Guineas and pheasants can be very aggressive to other poultry, and there can be health issues when mixing pheasants and other poultry. If possible, separate pens would probably be better.
  3. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 11, 2011
    Quote:x2. Lots of people keep guineas wth their chickens with no problem, and others don't have such good luck. Pheasants can be very aggressive, especially when its time to mate. I would keep them separate. Have you given any thought to turkeys? Lots of people say not to house them with chickens too, but I've never had a problem. Turks have the funniest personalities- mine are like dogs with feathers. P.s- guineas are some of the loudest creatures EVER! Good luck!

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