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getting a guinea fowl

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by pedro24, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. pedro24

    pedro24 Songster

    Nov 7, 2009
    arthur, ontario
    i know nothing about guinea fowls are they
    like chickens or are they like something else
    and Ive been looking into getting a few because
    its winter down were i live and theres a big population
    of rats were i live and its not funny there is so much
    rats that my father and i have filled 4 burlap sacks full
    until we couldn't tie them and i herd that the guinea
    fowl will attack and kill them so do you think can you guys/
    galls could help me.

    thank a lot BYC fans and members [​IMG]
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2009

  2. Barry

    Barry Songster

    My guineas would not attack rats that are most active at night when they are sleeping. I suggest you get a lot of rat traps instead.
  3. happyfeetfarm

    happyfeetfarm In the Brooder

    Nov 16, 2009
    Ours only go after snakes and my cats.
  4. If you have a rat problem, you need to poison them with something like first bite. Just trapping will not do it.

    Of course, your other animal will have to be put up. There are some on here that use a peanut butter and plaster thing.

    They swear by it. You can do a search.
  5. rhoda_bruce

    rhoda_bruce Songster

    Aug 19, 2009
    Cut Off, LA
    See if your local animal shelter has a rat terrier or a jack russel terrier. I had a ratty and he was awesome for rats.

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