1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Guinea Hen "Buckwheat" noise

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by LaurieA, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. LaurieA

    LaurieA Out Of The Brooder

    86
    2
    48
    May 10, 2013
    At what age will a guinea keet start making the "buckwheat noise" if she is a female.

    Thanks!
     
  2. chickencrazy888

    chickencrazy888 Out Of The Brooder

    37
    1
    24
    Apr 6, 2012
    Mine generally start around 7 weeks. I did have one that started at two weeks. It usually does take a couple months though.
     
    1 person likes this.
  3. LaurieA

    LaurieA Out Of The Brooder

    86
    2
    48
    May 10, 2013
    thank you!
     
  4. Dartanion

    Dartanion Chillin' With My Peeps

    103
    4
    63
    Aug 2, 2013
    Tennessee
    8 weeks is a safe bet.
     
  5. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

    4,732
    177
    243
    Mar 28, 2011
    Big Oak Valley, CA
    They can start buck-wheating very clearly by 5-6 wks, but not all start that early. You can try separating each bird one at a time out of sight but within earshot of the rest of the flock (it helps if you stay out of sight too)... and if you have a Hen they will usually start buck-wheat calling to the rest of the flock right away, as soon as separation anxiety kicks in.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by