Guinea Hen raising

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by 46hillbilly, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. 46hillbilly

    46hillbilly Out Of The Brooder

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    I can use all the advice I might get. New to Guinea hens.
     
  2. RASTACHICKI

    RASTACHICKI Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm interested too! My Great Aunt Mamie used to have them and they were great WATCH BIRDS, Let you know when anything strange is up! But i never have raised them?? Any words to the wise O BYC COMMUNITY??
     
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  3. dawg53

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  4. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There's tons of Guinea info over here, and you can always post your questions if you can't find what you need to know. There's lots of helpful, knowledgeable and experienced Guinea addicts here!
     
  5. coleridgedane

    coleridgedane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It would be great if you read the link & came back w specific questions. Welcome to the guinea world!
     
  6. 46hillbilly

    46hillbilly Out Of The Brooder

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    Trying to come up with a house for my current 4 new guineas; Not sure what to build and it must be removable if God sends me to a better place to live a more rural life; at least as long as Obama does not send me to a place to die--Vietnam vets like it simple and quiet.
     
  7. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Whatever you build try to keep these general guidelines in mind (these have worked well for myself and many others):

    Whatever you build/however you build it, build it as predator proof as you possibly can (and in my experience ground level buildings/coops work best, rather than elevate coops that need ramps to the entrance).
    4-5 sq ft of floor space per adult bird keeps everybody happier, and squabbling to a minimum.
    Mount plenty of roosts as high as you can
    that will still allow the birds a safe soft landing on deep bedding, but not so high that they are going to bonk their heads on the ceiling).
    Making sure it's well ventilated but sheltered from drafts/harsh weather helps keeps your birds healthy.
    And an attached covered run on the coop is a priceless addition/tool. Especially for the days you can't let the birds free range or need to have someone take care of your flock for you.


    Hope that was helpful! Good luck with your Guineas!
     

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