Goose or Guinea Fowl?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by CoalLucker, Jul 18, 2016.

  1. CoalLucker

    CoalLucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was planning on getting a bird to protect my flock from predators and other things that may wander into my yard that could potentially harm them. Through my research I've found that some people use Geese to protect their flock and some people use Guinea Fowl. They both have their benefits and their problems but I was wondering what everyone else has done, or what they recommend. Any answer helps, thank you!
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    I've got both. Both will alert to danger, but neither 'protect' the flock in terms of driving predators away, etc. What are you looking for in terms of protection?
     
  3. MeepBeep

    MeepBeep Chillin' With My Peeps

    Neither will protect your flock from anything but the smallest predator on a good day, as said the best they will do is alert the others of danger...

    Guineas are 'flock' birds and thrive being in a flock of their own kind, you really need about 6 or more of them for them to be happy...

    Geese are also social birds and enjoy the company of their own species, you should have at least two, three is better as it allows for the lose of one...

    In both cases chickens are no substitute for their own kind...
     
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