Guineas and Snakes

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by Jebyballard, May 24, 2012.

  1. Jebyballard

    Jebyballard In the Brooder

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    I heard that Guineas eat snakes. My guinea was in the coop with a snake in there killing my chickens and did nothing. Any ideas why? How big a snake can they kill?
     
  2. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Crowing

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    I have a pretty aggressive flock of free rangers (they even chase/attack jack rabbits, lol) that do eat/kill baby snakes, and they will circle and attack/peck/claw the larger snakes (they usually make such a racket that I'll just go dispatch the snake myself to shut them up tho), they just took out a 4 foot gopher snake a couple weeks ago in fact... but not everyone's Guineas are as aggressive as mine are, some are very passive and will just give a snake a wide berth while rubber necking at it as it slithers by them. I kind of doubt one lone Guinea would ever be very effective at snake control... was it dark in your coop? Because Guineas are blind in the dark.
     

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