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Guinea Fowl answer's to my Prayers?

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by jojackc, Dec 14, 2016.

  1. jojackc

    jojackc Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 18, 2016
    So I see a lot of people free range Guinea fowl. What do you think about letting them free range in a residential neighborhood? I live in chandler Arizona and we are not allowed to have chickens. But there is a loop hole that allows other birds as pets. Currently I have 9 quail. 5 coturnix and 4 Gamble. But they are caged. I would like to have something I can just let free roam in the backyard but my backyard isn't that big maybe 2000sq feet. I know chickens would be fine back there but I'm not allowed. What else could I use?
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2016
  2. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 12, 2013
    Boulder, Colorado
    Do you realise what a racket guinea create? They will quickly become a nuisance or road kill as they will roam far from home. Worst bird for the neighborhood.
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    I think it would be best to stick with the quail.
  4. pattyhen

    pattyhen Chicks Ducks oh my

    Apr 20, 2007
    I have 2 guineas and I live in the city. I have a five foot chain link fence which , knock on wood they have not flown over. I keep their wings clipped so they cannot fly. They are noisey I don't mind the noise and my neighbors have not complained. They free range in our yard and go in the coop at night.

    I would check with your neighbors first and see how they would feel about you having guineas. If you can't keep them in the yard that might be a problem too. Mine knock on the screen door and want to come in the house. I don't think my neighbors would appreciate a guinea coming in their house and roosting on the chairs.

    I love my guineas and I am glad I got them but you have to have understanding neighbors that won't complain about the noise. Who knows they might like yours so much they would get their own.
  5. pattyhen

    pattyhen Chicks Ducks oh my

    Apr 20, 2007
    This is a pic of my two guineas.

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