Guineas and chickens not getting along. Any ideas???

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by usmc88222, Mar 1, 2016.

  1. usmc88222

    usmc88222 New Egg

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    Have 15 guineas and 10 chickens and the guineas case the chickens around the yard and even 4 or more pin them down. Any ideas???
     
  2. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    More chickens? Haha the only way I've seen guineas and chickens work together is if there are more chickens than guineas and they are also raised together.
     
  3. usmc88222

    usmc88222 New Egg

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    More chickens ok can do that. Thanks
     
  4. GreenAcres825

    GreenAcres825 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 19 chickens and 6 guineas, and the guineas still chase the chickens and attack them. I haven't found a way to stop it yet.
     
  5. Wickedchicken6

    Wickedchicken6 No Rest For The WicKed Premium Member

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    I have four guineas with 52 chickens and the guineas harass the chickens. I actually penned the guineas for the time being.

    I'm selling the guineas just to bring peace to the chickens. And us...lol.

    *I should also note that these guineas were purchased as chicks and raised with the chickens.
     
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  6. GreenAcres825

    GreenAcres825 Out Of The Brooder

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    That is a good point, mine were also raised with the chickens from chicks. I have also noticed that the male guineas tend to be the aggressors.
     
  7. ddpittman

    ddpittman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our males are mean too. Especially now that the Guinea hens are laying.
     
  8. henny1129

    henny1129 Crazy Livestock Gal

    We raised our two guineas with our chickens. The female was a sweetheart, but the male attacked all of our chickens (we have 13) and the female guinea. We had to kill them both because the chickens were so afraid of the guineas and the female would be depressed with the male. I don't want to make people scared of guineas or start any arguments, but I don't know if getting more chickens will help. :( Hopefully you can get this all worked out though.
     
  9. GreenAcres825

    GreenAcres825 Out Of The Brooder

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    I just had to separate my guineas from the chickens and ducks today, the male was so aggressive that I was constantly hearing cries from my chickens. The last straw was when all of my hens refused to go into the run and hid behind and under whatever they could to get away from him. I hope to be able to keep the females, but the males are much too aggressive, and I can not have them hurting my hens. The males are also the ones who tend to roam, and the females follow, which our one neighbor isn't a fan of.
     
  10. Wickedchicken6

    Wickedchicken6 No Rest For The WicKed Premium Member

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    I'm so sorry that you had to separate your guineas and that things didn't work out. I'm sure your chickens and ducks are relieved! I know mine sure were.

    I don't know if my males were more aggressive than my female...to me, they all appeared to be equally aggressive...lol. I let mine out to free range the last nice day we got. But it didn't matter how much room they had, as soon as they were out they were lunging at each other...and then lunging at the hens and pulling feathers. So frustrating! [​IMG]

    I'm really fortunate that we can herd our guineas and they scoot right back into crate/kennel I'm using to keep them at the moment.

    I did trim their toenails the other night and two tried to bite me continually. I was a bit surprised because I never thought they'd bite...lol.
    (I was wearing gloves)
     

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