Guinea vs chicken

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by mbcaring, Oct 26, 2015.

  1. mbcaring

    mbcaring In the Brooder

    Jul 20, 2014
    Rural Nebraska
    has anyone had troubles with their guineas attacking and killing their pullets and trying to kill roosters?
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    My guineas have always been bratty (e.g. pulling tail feathers and generally pestering my chickens) but if yours are actually killing your chickens, then you have a very serious issue going on. It could be crowding, it could be an age difference, it could be a lot of things, but I can't imagine any mild circumstance resulting in that kind of thing. Can you tell me a bit more about your birds' environment? What age are they? How many of each species do you have?
  3. shortgrass

    shortgrass Crowing

    Mar 14, 2015
    Northern Colorado
    Ditto what QueenMisha says... A few more details?

    I had a brood this spring that I had to separate off and give half to my mom and half to my aunt. Two issues; too many males, and they thought they were chickens.

    :( the males did indeed start to gang up on my roo, so off they went. Next spring, ONE male and more females is the plan.

    There was no blood spilled, but I did almost knock a guinea unconscious with an overripe cucumber in a panicked effort to get him away from my young rooster when they were both maturing together, so I won't be brooding them with the chickens next time either :p
  4. thomasboyle

    thomasboyle Songster

    Feb 28, 2013
    Northwest Hills of CT
    My guineas would gang up and corner a chicken and attack it mercilessly. So I sold the guineas. I miss the tick removal service they provided though.

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