Do your Guineas get along with turkeys?

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by racuda, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. racuda

    racuda Songster

    Oct 1, 2008
    North Carolina
    I posted this on the "Turkey" side too.

    I just got a 1 year Royal Palm pair. They have been in their own coop for several days now. After a few more days I plan to let them free range during the day and I'll lock them in the coop at night. Today I let them out to see how they would get along with my chickens and Guineas.

    They ignored the chickens and they chickens ignored them. So far, so good. Then a couple dozen Guineas poured into the turkey coop. They ran the turkeys out and flew at them. The turkeys ran away from them. This surprised me since the turkeys are about 5 times bigger than the Guineas. Also I had read that sometimes turkeys can be aggressive with other birds.

    Do you think that the turkeys will be at the bottom of the pecking order and always be tormented by the Guineas? Or when the turkeys get used to being here will they turn the tables and rule the barnyard?
  2. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller Premium Member

    I think its a pecking order thing. Though there should be others that will respond. I know of at least three on this list that have Guineas And turkeys.
  3. tsparrow

    tsparrow In the Brooder

    Mar 28, 2010
    SE MI
    I had my turkeys, chickens, peacocks and guineas together. It takes a little while, but they will get along as soon as they know who is boss. I have harmony in my chicken yard now that everyone knows everyone, a little scuffle now and then, mostly from the Tom and peacock.[​IMG]
  4. cowman1970

    cowman1970 In the Brooder

    Jul 18, 2011
    Williamsburg, Pennsylvania
    I bought two slate colored Turkeys and Keets last week. I put all four in the pen and they get along great. No pecking order here.

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