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Guineas and chickens??

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by myhenSunrise, Nov 12, 2015.

  1. myhenSunrise

    myhenSunrise Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2015
    Someone in my area is selling guinea roosters that were born earlier this year. Is 20 dollars a fair price or not? Also, if I only bought one, is that alright? I have chickens obviously, lol, and I was just wondering if it would try to harm my hens or roosters?
  2. R2elk

    R2elk Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2013
    Natrona County, Wyoming
    Guineas are cocks and not roosters. In my opinion $20 is too much for a male guinea. I also think it is a very bad idea to keep just one guinea since they are a flock bird. It is quite possible for a lone guinea to cause harm to your chickens especially if confined in a small area.
  3. myhenSunrise

    myhenSunrise Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2015
    K, thanks for the advice. That's what I was worried about, so I won't be getting him them.
  4. shortgrass

    shortgrass Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 14, 2015
    Northern Colorado
    You can offer $10 and have a delicacy for dinner ;)

    Sorry if that is considered cruel or something; I would pay maybe 5 bucks for a male for the dinner table, but not for a flock of chickens.

    If you're interested in guinea, the best bet is hatchlings in spring. That way, they have brooder buddies to pal with and won't try to start mayhem with the chickens, which they can indeed do. I had to ship my males off to my aunt because they were being very "jerky" to my rooster, and they got a little too territorial over hens that weren't guinea hens lol ;)

    Guineas can be kind of hard to handle if you don't have a lot of space, too. Ornery buggers lol ;)

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