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Guineas, dogs, and chickens

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by prose15, Mar 4, 2014.

  1. prose15

    prose15 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 5 chcikens and several dogs. The dogs have never bothered the chickens. The chickens will be out and about and the dogs will just ignore them. My question is: if I get guineas, will the dogs bother them? :caf
     
  2. Theweddlefarm

    Theweddlefarm Out Of The Brooder

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    My dogs don't bother my guineas. Guineas are fast and tough. Dogs will soon find out a guinea can hold their own. :)
     
  3. red horse ranch

    red horse ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My dog is terrified of the guineas and doesn't even want to go into the yard when they are there. Guineas will run toward a dog in a group and sound the alarm call VERY loudly. Most dogs will turn tail and run.[​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2014
  4. R2elk

    R2elk Overrun With Chickens

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    Well my experience was that some of my guineas flew into the dog pen and my dog ate the one that she caught. Fortunately for the others, they managed to fly out before she caught them.
     
  5. Hello:

    Depends on an individual dog. Guineas move quickly and make a lot more noise than a free range chicken pecking for food.
    My STUPID dog will catch and eat my Guineas if I let the turd out during the day.
    He is confined to his pen ALL ALL ALL ALL day long until the birds are roosting and the doors are closed on them.
    He gets out at night (if he is lucky enough that I remember to let him out) and put away in the moriniing.
     

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