Guinea Being Nasty to my Chickens

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by billiebrat, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. billiebrat

    billiebrat In the Brooder

    May 19, 2008
    Altoona, PA
    My guinea has started being nasty to my chickens. I have no idea why or how to stop it. I don't want them hurt. Please help
  2. freerange freaks

    freerange freaks Songster

    Jul 21, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    It's time to eat that Guinea!
  3. dixie chicken

    dixie chicken In the Brooder

    There is really no way to stop it except to totally separate them. I had a free range game mix rooster that my gang of guineas started hating. I think it was because Beaumont the roo had no hen to hang out with and he really liked the guineas and started trying to mate with any and all of them. The male guineas formed a gang and chased him down. They would catch up to him and grab onto his tail feathers to try to stop him. This would go on for hours usually just before roosting time every day. I would try to stop it if I was home but the guinea were persistent. He lost all of his tail feathers and most of his back feathers. I felt so sorry for poor Beaumont the roo but I couldn't catch him and he slept way up in a tree with the guinea. They eventually stopped when guinea mating / laying season was done. Beaumont the roo is doing fine, got all of his feathers back and is still running with the now larger flock of guinea.
  4. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    yup,, seperate or eat 1 of em.,,, i have a herd of guineas that coexist with my chickens,, and its usually the other way round, i got 2 roo's just figuring out their roos,, and wow,, they LOVE them guineas,, haha [​IMG]
    but that stopped in a week,,if they cant get along,, i eat the aggressor ( all cept my baby big leghorn,,, this is HIS place,,hehe [​IMG] )
  5. Love my Critters!

    Love my Critters! Songster

    Apr 15, 2008
    Carlsbad, NM
    I raised 3 guineas with my chickens, when they started reaching maturity, they started becoming nasty. They would chase my silkie rooster until he was exhausted. Guineas can run a lot longer than a little silkie can. They just became real bullies, so now, needless to say they are no longer with us. [​IMG]
    That is really your only choice. There isn't a way to stop the nasty-ness and have them co-exist.
    Good luck!
  6. CHICKEN little 1

    CHICKEN little 1 Songster

    Aug 20, 2008
    :eek: Have to agree on seperate, or eat them. I had the same problem.

    Needless to say I don't have Guieneas anymore.They were mean to my chickens. Even my Gander Goose.The male Guinea used to run ,and jump on the Gooses back.Tear feathers out. All the while the goose was still running!

    I like Guieneas. Just wouldn't mix them with other birds. [​IMG]
  7. Buckaroo

    Buckaroo Songster

    Sep 14, 2008
    Milton Florida
    I got one doing this now. I pen his butt up for a few days, that seems to calm him down for a couple days. I have to say these are the first group of guineas I've had that go back in the pen at night.

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