Guinea Jim what to do with you?

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by bufforp89, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. bufforp89

    bufforp89 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2009
    Chenango Forks NY
    I know as a general rule guineas are suppost to be flighty and nervous as well as stupid. I think I have an exception to the rule! My guinea Jim is the coolest little bird ever! I hand raised him from a baby and he is 3-4 months now. He is convinced that he is a person and will follow me all around the yard and freak out if I get to far away. Just an hour ago I was sitting on my coop stairs and he came over and sat on my lap for the first time. Then immediently started trying to eat my zipper and steal my glasses.

    Anyways I was wondering if he is ok alone in the winter? He is in a Guinea Jim modified rabbit coop that seems to be pretty warm. Will he be ok or sould I start trying to get him used to the chickens? I plan on getting more in the spring to keep him company but I cant find any right now.
     
  2. ErieSpurs

    ErieSpurs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oct 5, 2009
    Elyria, OH
    I'm not sure where you are from, so I don't know how cold it is in the winter. But, I think he should be OK, as long as the hutch is insulated well, and very small to keep his body heat in.

    The only issue is that he will be very lonely and if you have harsh winters, he will be very cold. So I would try and get him set up with the Chickens, or if possible make him a small coop inside the chicken coop, so he can use them to keep warm.

    Good Luck.
     
  3. TennesseeTruly

    TennesseeTruly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2009
    Church Hill, TN
    Also if you post your area, there may be some of us would help you out with another guinea or two. I have 22 guineas, I think. LOL They run around so much I can't keep track.

    Laurie
     

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