Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by kardar2, Feb 18, 2016.

  1. kardar2

    kardar2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 24, 2013
    Jones valley area
    When I was a kid we had guinea's. They lived outside. I don't remember why but they would not roost with the chickens. We might have gorren them as adults not sure. If you raise them with chick's will they roost with them?
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    When I have had guinea fowl, the only times they would sleep in a coop was when it was extremely bad weather or a predator (GHO) was attacking at night.
  3. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 11, 2011
    On the flip side, my guineas would NOT stay out of the chicken coop! We provided them with a coop of their own, and no matter how long I locked them in their coop, they'd make their way back to the chickens and hop the fence into the chickens space. Then they'd proceed to bully and pester everyone until I'd shepherd them back and lock them up again. I think if yours are raised with the chickens and started in their coop they'll stay there.

    Good luck.

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