Good, tough birds to pair with guineas.

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by jessicapriest, Jan 31, 2015.

  1. jessicapriest

    jessicapriest Out Of The Brooder

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    We just took in 3 6 month old guineas, one male and two ladies. We would like to get other egg laying birds but know that they were bullying chickens at their previous home. Is there a bird (duck, chicken, etc.) that lays eggs well enough but will be tough enough to not get bullied?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Separate pens may be in order. 'Bully' Guinea fowl tend to work as a unit targeting one bird at a time. When their goal has been achieved they then pick another target.
     
  3. maxsgoldens

    maxsgoldens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Guineas usually pick on weaker birds so if you get some strong , healthy adult hens/ducks their should be no problem
     
  4. jessicapriest

    jessicapriest Out Of The Brooder

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    so, that said, you wouldn't suggest one duck/chicken breed over another?
     
  5. maxsgoldens

    maxsgoldens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not really. I have cherry valley,call, Indian runners and Cayuga ducks. Then for chickens I have Sussex, welsummers, ko shamo, Wilkie, brown sex links, legbars, and other hybrids so no not really.
     

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