Finally!!!

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by aggieterpkatie, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. aggieterpkatie

    aggieterpkatie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've had my guineas for several months now, and they FINALLY roosted in the chicken coop last night! [​IMG] They'd been roosting in a maple tree in the yard. Guess they finally got cold enough! [​IMG]
     
  2. ThreeBoysChicks

    ThreeBoysChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2007
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    That is good news - Congrats!
     
  3. SimplyForties

    SimplyForties Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah! I hope they keep it up for you! [​IMG]
     
  4. aggieterpkatie

    aggieterpkatie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I think they heard you!! The little turds were back in the tree tonight. [​IMG]
     
  5. SimplyForties

    SimplyForties Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. They will eventually come into the coop. It is getting cold. Put a night light in the coop so they can see the entrance in these winter dusk days. I have a night light in the barn and they come in and feed right before bed time.

    Guineas just love to be the last ones in and sometimes they simply miss the boat.
     
  7. aggieterpkatie

    aggieterpkatie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Guineas are just so weird! And weird in a good way I guess. They always keep me guessing. They hang around in and out of the coop ALL day! Then they decide to roost in the tree last night before it was even near dark. It was a good hour almost between when they roosted and when I shut the coop. [​IMG]
     
  8. Soccer Mom

    Soccer Mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you tried putting food in the coop at dusk? If they get used to coming inside the coop at bedtime, they might roost in there.

    Good luck. Guineas have minds of their own, that's for sure!
     
  9. cackler

    cackler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 6 guineas have been going in and out of the coop for 5 months with the chickens without a hitch. Due to the extreme weather here we have had them shut up in the coop for 3 days. I thought I'd let them out late this afternoon.....bad decision. They didn't go in the coop tonight. And it's currently 1 degree out. They're in trees around the coop. No amount of coaxing convinced them it's nice and warm in the coop....like it has been every night before tonight. It's 1 degree out. I guess it could be negative 1. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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