Guinea roosting....

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by duluthralphie, Aug 24, 2014.

  1. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Sr Chicken Wrangler

    Jul 11, 2014
    Orrock township, Minnesota
    My Guinea hens started roosting on top of the coop instead of in it. They will go into the coop during the day some but at dark they fly to the top.

    Is this normal? I have placed 2x4 roost about 8 feet off the ground for them in the coop, I feed them and water them in the coop.

    Why do they not like the coop? Oh, they do share it with a few chickens, does that matter?
  2. gguineasfamily

    gguineasfamily Songster

    Jan 23, 2013
    Brisbane, QLD Australia
    I think they just have natural instinct to go higher. My guineas do that too. I poke them down with a stick so they know they have to go home. They go home more when I'm outside and I'm putting food in the coop at dusk.

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