Guineas have become lazy

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by ThreeDogFarm, Jun 19, 2017.

  1. ThreeDogFarm

    ThreeDogFarm In the Brooder

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    We have five male guineas. One is three years old and the others are two. This summer they have become very lazy. They spend a lot of time laying in the driveway or in the shade instead of foraging the property as they have done in the past. They make a couple quick loops around the house each day but don't even venture into the woods any longer. We are being overrun with ticks on our 10-acre property this year. What could be wrong? Do I need some females to help motivate them again? (Our females always get eaten by predators unfortunately.) Suggestions please!
     
  2. MageofMist

    MageofMist Songster

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    Maybe set up some shaded areas, put out some water bowls dotted around the area and/or throw out a little scratch or frozen treats to motivate them to forage? I don't have much experience with guineas, but that helps with getting my chickens foraging instead of laying in one spot.
     

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