Guinea Fowl Ratio Help Please???

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by chickenboy95, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. chickenboy95

    chickenboy95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok. i have a question about my guinea fowl ratio. i currently have 4 males and 1 female. currently one of the males is an outcast and the others dont want him anywhere near them. he has a limp and has ever since he was about 3 weeks old. i was wondering if this is normal for this time of year for him to be an outcast of the little group. also since i live with my mom and step dad and his parents i cant sell or get rid of the excess males so what do i do. you cant catch them because they are so fast. anyway i was wondering since it is spring time and "the chase" should be starting soon i was wondering if the female will get harrasted or will it just be the males chasing eachother and they will leave her alone so she can pick her mate.
    also i forgot to add i can catch the outcast but i dont want to sell him because hes nice.
    so any help with the other group of 3 males and 1 female and about "the chase" and chasing her will be very helpful.
    oh and also sorry. where will she lay her eggs. i would take pictures of our property so you all the places she could lay. but unfortunatly my camera doesnt work.
    any help will be helpful. i think im done. now so thanks.

    cole
     
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  2. feathersgalore

    feathersgalore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is always an alpha and an omega bird. The poor omega gets chased and lives on the sidelines. The boys will chase each other but the female will pick who she wants to be with.
     
  3. rooster0209

    rooster0209 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh and also sorry. where will she lay her eggs. i would take pictures of our property so you all the places she could lay. but unfortunatly my camera doesnt work.

    She will lay anywhere that is hidden. Have a tree line? check behind down logs/trees. Have anything for her to get behind/under? check there. Have tall grass anywhere? check there

    This site has some great info & pics on guineas and nests. The one thing about this site I don't like is the author promotes his book.....alot...
    http://www.guineafowl.com/fritsfarm/guineas/

    They are sneaky​
     
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  4. chickenboy95

    chickenboy95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you all. you are always so nice when it comes to everyones questions. i dont have a tree line but i have lots of fields and places where grass grows big and tall. we have 130+ acres of land. thank goodness most of which is woods. will she nest in the woods or fields???
     
  5. feathersgalore

    feathersgalore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When mine decide to nest outside they always pick a spot in tall grass. They have never chosen the woods. Usually their nests aren't that far from the coop but they are very hard to find. Once I have one missing, I keep an eye on the males. They will usually go and check on the female while she is sitting.
     

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