Guinea vs. New members

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by Chick_in_Indiana, Apr 7, 2008.

  1. Chick_in_Indiana

    Chick_in_Indiana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had my new chickens (2 jap roos and 2 oeg hens) in a cage outside today while I cleaned their coop. My other chickens and guineas were out free ranging. The guineas came over and surrounded the cage and my female guinea started snapping at the cage. It was awful. They dont act like this around the other chickens. Not even when I put an expected hen in the coop. The treat her like she has been there all along. Why are the little ones different?
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    She probably sees them as an intruder and is trying to defend her area.
     
  3. SueNH

    SueNH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Guineas don't like strangers and take longer to adjust. Just keep putting the new ones out but protected for a bit yet. Guin will come around eventually.
     
  4. Chick_in_Indiana

    Chick_in_Indiana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Back in October I brought 6 standard hens in one night. Put them up to roost and never had a problem. I dont want to do that this time because the new ones are all small bantams.2 jap cocks and 2 oeg hens, maybe 1/3 the size of my guineas.
     

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