Guinea attracted to picture

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by Cat921, Apr 9, 2017.

  1. Cat921

    Cat921 Just Hatched

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    Ever since I put up a sign next to the driveway with a picture of a guinea, our neighborhood pet guinea "Carl" sits by it all the time. He is a lone male who appeared in our neighborhood two years ago and never left. He abandoned his daytime ground nest that had a shiny ball to go sit by the sign. Has anyone else seen something like this? Is he lonely or just attracted to the shininess of the sign? Does he recognize the picture as another of his kind?
     
  2. pattyhen

    pattyhen Chicks Ducks oh my

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    That is so sad that he sits by this sign all day. He must recognize it as being what he is. I wish he could find a home with other guineas. Where is he located at?
     
  3. CoopintheWoods

    CoopintheWoods Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am not quite sure if this is the same sort of thing, but many guineas like to look at their own reflection.
     
  4. Three chickens

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  5. Cat921

    Cat921 Just Hatched

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    Carl does peck at our Windows, and he likes to nest by the shiny silver ball in the neighbors yard. I did wonder if it was a new attraction for him or if he recognized the image. Carl hangs out with his people flock, 4 homes of retired folks who give him lots of attention.
     
  6. pattyhen

    pattyhen Chicks Ducks oh my

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    I'm glad Carl has a community that loves him and gives him attention. He just looked so sad laying in front of the sign by himself.
     
  7. jak2002003

    jak2002003 Overrun With Chickens

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    So cute... and from what you say, though, he sounds a bit lonely.

    Can you not buy him a friend to hand around with. If everyone likes him, I am sure they would like to see him with a mate. You could just get another male, if you did not want them to breed.. at least he would have a pal to hang around with.
     
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  8. ludwing

    ludwing Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it is quite not good, but typically sad[​IMG]
    if all the surrounding loves him,they you can find him a partner, two hens can make him happy. or else chicken hen. i have a gunea cock that hangs with my chickn hen but stay away from guineas. he thinkds hes a chicken. but during the breeding season he hang out with guinea hens to breed
     

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