Guinea question

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by Chirpy, Jan 20, 2008.

  1. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

    May 24, 2007
    If I get some Guineas this spring with my chicken order does it matter how many I get?

    I'm thinking three or four - is that Ok or do they need to be in larger groups?
  2. jab91864

    jab91864 Songster

    Apr 3, 2007
    Northern Michigan
    I ordered 5 guineas with some day old chicks. Raised them together. One was dead on arrival, another was sickly and died soon after arrival. A third keeled over suddenly in the brooder. Ended up with a pair. The female was dead in the run for no apparent reason one day in the summer.

    She had good wait and no marks on her, checked she wasn't eggbound. I never did figure out what went wrong. The surviving male of the bunch has been living with the chickens and seems to be doing fine.

    Julie [​IMG]
  3. S n M Poultry

    S n M Poultry Songster

    Aug 31, 2007
    I bought 4. 3 got killed by a bobcat and the remmaning hen live with the chickens
  4. okiechick57

    okiechick57 Songster

    I think as long as you don't have just will be fine, I do want to say sure not to have too many males than females........... better off with more females than males...... good luck.........I loved having my Guineas

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