Guineas stuck in a tree!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by JVarga, Nov 11, 2015.

  1. JVarga

    JVarga New Egg

    Jun 1, 2015
    And they won't come down!
    I recently acquired 3 new adult guineas. I left them in their new coop for 2 weeks as suggested. I fed them at night so they would get used to returning for food. They came back the first night and now for two nights in a row they've been in the tree. They won't come down! I restricted their food and I made a lot of noise when it was feeding time, nothing is working! Please help, my only concern is I live in eastern Ontario, Canada...our winters are wicked.
  2. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013
  3. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2013
    Midwest America
    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!


    Sorry you are having issues. I'm not quite sure what more to suggest to you. Hopefully someone else will have some good advice for you. Good luck!
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. I'm a chicken person and don't know much about Guineas (never had any), but definitely post on the Guinea link that NorthFlChick left with you and take advantage of our Guinea experts there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    They probably need an enclosed run with top, then they wouldn't end up roosting in trees.
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  7. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright [​IMG] great to have you joining the BYC flock [​IMG]

    Ya guinea are something alright but the first part is someone already let them roost in the trees and that is where it is most comfortable for them and to catch them is not going to be easy for a new owner ..........


    great as a group but they are not chickens .....

    They do like to roost up high but the only thing to worry about is getting wet or high winds if there is a group of them but remember these guinea are the best security guards you can get and letting them stay up high is great for them and it might not hurt if you put a little house for them in the tree also a bit of tin around the trunk of the tree to stop predators from interring there safe domain ..... [​IMG]

    The best to do is extreme weather is to put them in a very secure coop with high roosting for the guinea [​IMG]

    Good luck with your flock [​IMG]

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