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guinea pigs and chickens?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by sydney13, May 29, 2010.

  1. sydney13

    sydney13 Songster

    Mar 11, 2010
    i have two guinea pigs who go outside for the day in their pen. i also have 5 chicks and 1 gosling so i was wondering if i put the guinea pigs and birds in the pen at the same time would they be ok and would the birds give the guinea pigs diseases? My guinea pigs are great with the chicks and when the chicks fly up on their backs they just stay still till the chicks get off [​IMG] so im not worried about them biting the chicks
  2. RiverOtter

    RiverOtter Songster 8 Years

    Nov 4, 2009
    I wouldn't worry about the GPs biting the chicks, so much as the chickens pecking the GPs. They tend to go for eyes and spots. Uhg. Not pretty. I know we all love our chickens here, but I'd hate to faint where they could get to me. Pretty vultures is what they are.
  3. Miss Red

    Miss Red Songster

    Apr 26, 2010
    Trinity, Texas
    I had some day old killdeer(wild bird) that we put with our GP while we made them a brooder. Milo ate the legs off! [​IMG] it was sad. But if the chickens are big enough to get away I wouldn't worry.

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