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GUINEA HENS MATING

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by chickenweirdo1, Mar 23, 2016.

  1. chickenweirdo1

    chickenweirdo1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WILL MY GUINEA COCK MATE WITH MY REGULAR CHICKENS?[​IMG]
     
  2. redguinea

    redguinea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have never had it happen. A rooster will however mate with guinea hens, producing a hybrid of the two. Im sure it could happen but I barely see my guinea cocks mating with guinea hens.
     
  3. chickenweirdo1

    chickenweirdo1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you I'm pretty new to having chicken! I've read a lot but they don't tell you stuff like that.
     
  4. NBKOC64

    NBKOC64 Out Of The Brooder

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    I agree with redguinea. As long as your guineas have mates of their own kind, they are unlikely to try mating with your chickens. We've been raising guineas and chickens together for years and haven't had a hybrid hatch yet.
     
  5. HoneyDreameMom

    HoneyDreameMom Out Of The Brooder

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    Your guinea cock may try to mate your hens if they were raised together and/or there aren't enough female guineas. I'm in the process of selling one of my guinea pairs, because although the male has a female guinea mate, he frequently tries to mount my chickens. The chickens; however, want nothing to do with him, so it usually ends in yanked out feathers and lots of squawking. The dominant male guinea keeps him away from the rest of the guinea flock, so perhaps the problem could be resolved if the cock in question had a few more guinea girls,

    In short, it isn't likely to be a problem, but you want to observe your flock regularly for any problematic behavior.
     

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