Guinea question?

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by jessupfamily, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. jessupfamily

    jessupfamily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At what age do guineas start making their really loud noises? We've always just had adults and have never had babies. We are curious around what age they start their song (which we love!)? What age is ok for letting them out to free range? And has anyone ever let a chicken mama raise them? Thanks!
    Blessings,
    Amy J.
     
  2. damselfish

    damselfish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm trying to think, and I just can't remember. We raised a bunch last year...I think they were at least a couple of months old when they started to make their noises.

    I like the sound too, except the one we have that stands under the bird feeder right outside the open kitchen window and hollers at the goldfinches to toss down more millet.
     
  3. hippie

    hippie Out Of The Brooder

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    chickens do a great job raising young guineas. i usually set a couple chicken eggs under her timed to hatch the same day as the guineas. i'm pretty sure a guinea is 28 days. as far as when they get noisy, you'll know it when that day comes.
     
  4. BigByrd24

    BigByrd24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I remember right. My started their diff calls around 6 to 8 weeks... For free roaming they need to be all feathered. I let mine roam around 4 or 5 months old.
     
  5. jessupfamily

    jessupfamily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone! [​IMG]
     
  6. jessupfamily

    jessupfamily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Is that with a mama or just on their own? Mine would be with a chicken mama.
     
  7. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Chicken Obsessed

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    I think it has a calming affect on them if a chicken raises them..
     
  8. jessupfamily

    jessupfamily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That would be great! We love guineas and their noises, but they are not calm! They will not let you hold or pet them, they always run! I wondered if a chicken mama, who is very tame and brings her babies to us, raised them that it would cause them to be friendlier.
     

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