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Guineas chasing my RIR hens

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by skeetshooter251, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. skeetshooter251

    skeetshooter251 Hatching

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    I have 25 Rhode Island Reds 4 months old and yesterday about 6pm I tired free ranging them.....my guineas starting chasing them around the yard and would single one out and attack her...what can I do ?......and today same thing, they now fly into the yard and chase them
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    Same thing happened to me. They hated my red chickens and my rooster. Had to rehome the guineas. Mine were raised with chickens, at least from the time they were 4 weeks old and lived with them till the guineas were at mating age. Then, my alpha male started all the trouble.
     
  3. skeetshooter251

    skeetshooter251 Hatching

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    The dont bother the baby ducks I have .....just those chickens...think I might have to take them to auction
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    Guineas do better in larger numbers or when they are greatly outnumbered by the chickens. I want them again, but I'll put guinea eggs under a broody, I think, and start that way. Then I won't house them with chickens at all.
     

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