Cold weather

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by Lacey1988, Aug 27, 2013.

  1. Lacey1988

    Lacey1988 Songster

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    I live in the deep south of the U.S. but despite what people might think we do have some rather rough winters. Well, I know guineas originate from Africa so how well do they do in low temperatures? I mean do I have to put in a heating lamp or will they be fine?
     
  2. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Crowing

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    As long as they have a dry sheltered place to roost and get out of the harsh winds they should be fine. They tuck their heads under a wing for warmth. If you get snow where you live you may want to keep them penned until it's melted tho... a lot of Guineas freak out about the scary new white stuff and will take to the trees and not come down until the snow is gone, or until they fall out of the trees dead from starvation or dehydration [​IMG]
     
  3. aprille218

    aprille218 Songster

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    It was 20 below zero frequently here this past winter the Guineas did fine in a non heated coop. In fact most of the time they roost in a non heated non insulated machine shed out of my reach the little buggers. Food and fresh water and they're fine.
     

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