Free Range Guinea Possible?

venymae

Prairie Wind
6 Years
Aug 18, 2014
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I have a friend who told me Guinea will run away if allowed to free range? Is this true? Was wanting to put a flock out on my pops 2 acres which is surrounded by tall grass prairie for many miles
 

QueenMisha

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Jan 14, 2015
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Guineas are world class free rangers. I've only ever had keets let out too young disappear. You will want to keep them cooped in for a while before free ranging - if you purchase them as eggs or chicks, keep them contained until at least 16 weeks, better yet 20-24, if you purchase them as juveniles or adults, keep them cooped in for 4-6 weeks. If you have any trees in the area, they will roost in them nightly; if not, or if they are Jumbos, they will sleep inside a coop.
 

PinkyLee

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Oct 9, 2014
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Queen - reading your post... are you saying the jumbos are less likely to roost in the trees? I have 13 growing gunieas... I think a couple might be jumbos. I had intended to let them free range with access to their coop but if the jumbos don't fly up, I might have to relocate a fox I have in the yard. Hummmm...
 

QueenMisha

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Jan 14, 2015
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Queen - reading your post... are you saying the jumbos are less likely to roost in the trees?  I have 13 growing gunieas... I think a couple might be jumbos.   I had intended to let them free range with access to their coop but if the jumbos don't fly up, I might have to relocate a fox I have in the yard.  Hummmm...


My Jumbos do not roost in trees. I have seen them fly 8 foot onto the top of my coop but they have never roosted in the trees 18-25' up like the others do. Maybe once or twice but not on a regular basis. The usually sleep on the middle roost inside the coop instead.
 

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