Do guineas act as protector?

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by journey's end, Sep 5, 2009.

  1. journey's end

    journey's end Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was told by someone that guineas will protect the flock against some sort of animal, I forget what kind they said. Is this true? Am I making any sense? (it's late and I'm tired)
     
  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    They don't 'protect' in the sense you are most likely thinking. They sound an alarm, like a rooster would do only louder. Eventually the chickens learn that this means to hide, either that or they get eaten [​IMG]
    However, they have been known to kill snakes, so I guess that could be considered 'protecting'.
     
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  3. Aj1911

    Aj1911 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my 4 chase feral cats like no tomorrow so yes they can protect chickens.
     
  4. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

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    i've heard they clear out snakes too, and mine are always watching the skies...
     
  5. Struttn1

    Struttn1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My guineas go nuts and chase the rabbits and deer that dare to come into the backyard. Guineas are psycho. [​IMG]
     
  6. skywatcher

    skywatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes guineas are a little to brave they will run a fake charge at a dog& get to close. Watched them circle around a hawk perched on a stump Bold & dumb is a guinea. [​IMG]
     

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