Complaining neighbor help

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by Barn Maid Ann, Sep 17, 2010.

  1. Barn Maid Ann

    Barn Maid Ann Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am trying guineas again. We had to rehome our first batch when our next door neighbor complained. That was several years ago.
    We are going to try to manage this flock differently, not raising them on THAT neighbor's side. All other neighbors told us they liked the guineas. They do like to make the rounds, I guess.
    Plus we have chickens now, and hope these guineas learn to kind of stay around with the chickens.

    Any other ideas of how to keep the guineas in their own 30 acres.
    I have another friend whose neighbor has taken to shooting her birds..... [​IMG]

    TIA
    Ann
     
  2. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    You need to put them in with your chickens as soon as possible!
    How old are they?
     
  3. flgardengirl

    flgardengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sunny side up :)
    If you have 30 acres, you must be allowed to have chickens right? Soooo who cares what the nieghbor's think...No way would my nieghbor's be telling me what to do.
     
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  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Unless you keep them in a covered run you will not be able to contain them to 30 acres. Mine wander almost 1/2 mile away from the farmstead on a daily basis.
     
  5. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:No, unless she's not zoned for poultry they can't tell her want to do, but 30 acres is nothing to a guinea and they do have the right to complain if they're wandering onto their property.
     
  6. allanimals21

    allanimals21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm on 50 acres and mine still visit the nieghbors and go everywhere! lol
     
  7. flgardengirl

    flgardengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sunny side up :)
    Okay, I must of missed the part where they were getting onto the nieghbor's yard. Yes responsible owners should pen them up. I let ours freerange only when I can watch them mostly because of the predator issue we have. Ours are very used to being in the coop at night since they have since they were little. So I let them freerange in the evening for awhile before dark, while I can watch them and they will go to thier run and into thier coop by themselves when I feed them thier dinner. That way, I don't have to chase them all over the yard when its time to go in.
     
  8. Aj1911

    Aj1911 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i live on 2.5 acres and my flock of 12 guineas hardly EVER goes to the neighbors

    all that stops them is tall grass and a barbwire fence and on the other side blackberry vines

    so just make something to stop them BEFORE they make it habit.
     
  9. cracking up

    cracking up Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are like aj1911. We have four acres and they hardly ever leave. We have a chain link fence but they are creatures of habit and cover every inch every day in the same pattern. They show up at the chicken feeder at the same time every day. If I don't fill it before they get there I hear about it.
     
  10. chicken boy sam

    chicken boy sam Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 21, 2009
    If you can't get them contained, try clipping their wings and putting them in a tractor, that way they can get rid of the ticks and still be contained.
     

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