Decided to get rid of my Guineas

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by cgmccary, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. cgmccary

    cgmccary Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had Guineas about a year and a half. I now have a flock of 31. I love watching them, their eating up the bugs, etc. except I cannot let any of my Buckeye cockerels/ roosters out with their hens because the Guineas gang up on the roosters. They chase the hens sometimes but aren't overly aggressive to them.

    I do have one Game-like Rooster I can let out ( I guess he hits hard enough to discourage the Guineas so they leave him alone, but I don't want him out the same time as my Buckeye hens).

    By and large, I have my dogs and donkey so my chickens, geese & guineas are able to free range and not have to worry about predators. I want to be able to free range my roosters in turn with their hens and not have them attacked. This has has happened repeatedly. The Guineas gang up on the rooster or cockerel. Fortunately, I have been out there and saved the Buckeye male from being killed. My hens just run if attacked but the Guineas really zero in on a cockerel or rooster.

    The only other chicken male they have not tried to kill was one that was raised outside from a two week old chick (and he just learned to run and stay far away from them) --

    I am running an ad to sell my adult Guineas and I did put in there, that I would not sell them as singles but in groups of at least 6 -- they should go in some kind of group to have some coherency. I bet I get calls from all kinds of people begging for one or two. A friend wants my lavender ones which I promised she could have.
     
  2. AnimalLady123

    AnimalLady123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How much are they? And what kind/color do you have beside the Lavender ones? I would loove to have some but don't know if they would get along with MY chickens or not??? Do you ship I live in Texas?
     
  3. cgmccary

    cgmccary Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it would be too far to ship adult Guineas and very costly to Texas (for boxes and shipping costs). For two adult birds, one time I paid $75 for shipping & box alone, then the $75 for the bird pair, it cost me $150 for two birds -- and that was several years ago. Guineas would die of a heart attack too probably -- especially mine-- they have free ranged their entire adult life.

    I put them in the local BuySell weekly classifieds (to come out on Thursday) at $4-$5 each -- my thinking is that if someone buys them all, then only $4 each but if they buy less, then $5 each. I didn't explain all that because of space limitations. I just put $4-$5.

    That's a fair price, u think?

    Chris.
     
  4. RingedTeal

    RingedTeal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where are you in Alabama?I am in Georgiana.
    What colors do you have?
     
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  5. cgmccary

    cgmccary Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote: I am outside of Heflin, Alabama. I have Pearl, Pearl Pied & Lavenders. Someone is coming to buy them all in the morning. I got lots of calls -- apparently easy to sell around here.
     
  6. happymomal

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    Hey, I'm in Anniston. Good to see someone else on here from my neck of the woods. I would love to have guineas. Do they usually hound chickens like that or is that a unique case?
     
  7. RingedTeal

    RingedTeal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good to see some other people from here to.As to answer your question when I had Guineas they didn't harass them but I have heard males can get pretty agressive.
     

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