Guineas on the Roof!

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by swampducks, Sep 27, 2008.

  1. swampducks

    swampducks Overrun With Guineas

    Feb 29, 2008
    Barton City, MI
    My 2 month old guineas and one of the 4 month old ones have discovered the roof of my house. I am at my computer which is in my loft right under the peak and it sounds like a herd of elephants running back and forth and generally causing all kinds of noise and chaos. Every so often I hear them running down to the eaves and jumping off onto the deck railings, then they fly back up and do it all over again.

    I sure hope asphalt shingles can stand the strain! [​IMG]

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    Last edited: Sep 27, 2008
  2. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Songster

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    [​IMG] My guineas are about a month old... and they use the chicken coops roosts more than the chickens do! Crazy suckers!
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Mine never discovered the roof, but they did like the satellite dish-wonder if they phoned home, LOL? [​IMG]
  4. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    wait till you see footprints on your outside walls.,,,,, sometimes they dont get enough "lift" hehe [​IMG]
  5. swampducks

    swampducks Overrun With Guineas

    Feb 29, 2008
    Barton City, MI
    Quote:I already heard the pitter patter (or more like the frantic scrabbling) of little feet as they left the roof and tried to hang on for dear life on the way down. One tried to grab the molding around the loft window.

    Good thing this is a ranch house and not a 3 decker!
  6. RoyalHillsLLC

    RoyalHillsLLC Songster

    Mar 5, 2007
    NW Louisiana-Vivian
    I have wondered about my shingles as well. My muscovies catch bugs in and around the shingles a lot now. They have started flying up there pretty often and sometimes sleep on the roof. When I first heard them I thought I had mice in the walls. The noise was creepy, them walking around and pecking all over the roof!
  7. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    Quote:Ewww!! Muscovy poo on your roof!!! [​IMG]
  8. Chickndaddy

    Chickndaddy Songster

    Jul 26, 2007
    East Texas
    My Eastern Wild Turkeys were so good about sleeping in the pen. Then one got hit by a car crossing the road. I splinted his broken leg. A few night later soething got under the wire and killed him. After that they slept on the roof. It was ridiculous. 14 turkeys perched on the roof all in a row watching
  9. Buckaroo

    Buckaroo Songster

    Sep 14, 2008
    Milton Florida
    Quote:Now thats funny, the 14 turkeys on the roof. [​IMG]

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