Free range guineas and the coop..

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Jem1721, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. Jem1721

    Jem1721 New Egg

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    So after opening the pen that is attached to the coop, the guineas decided that sleeping in the coop wasn't in the cards.. Now, all 8 of my guineas sleep on top of the recently opened pen. Does anyone else have this issue? The coop is plenty big enough for all 8 to roost; I'm worried about the birds being eaten by an owl or something of the like.. Any thoughts on how tO get these guys back into safety? Help!!
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    I had this problem with some of my chickens. One of them did get eaten by a predator, so we went out every evening and plucked them from their perch and placed them in the coop. Thankfully they got tired of to after a few days and went into the coop by themselves.
     
  3. Jem1721

    Jem1721 New Egg

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    Thanks for the reply sumi- I actually tried that earlier, and managed only to send a few birds into the woods for the evening.. I'm worried about the temperature dropping, and whether they'll know to go into the coop when it snows/goes below zero..
     

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