Gunieas and Ducks

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by MysticalMom, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. MysticalMom

    MysticalMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Guineas and Ducks. Anyone have both? How do they tolerate each other? I've never kept the 2 together. They have separate pens and coops, but the guineas will eventually free range with the ducks. (all the guineas are only 4 weeks old right now) Oh and space is not an issue, there's 266 acres to share. [​IMG]
     
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  2. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't own any ducks (yet), but I have sold keets to 2 customers that have raised them together (one has geese too) with no issues. They pretty much graze/range side by side and do their own thing as they mature (both ranches have plenty of acreage, separate coops/pens and a water source for the ducks/geese), and all the Guineas steer clear of the water but one particular dingy Hen that thought she was a duck and took a swim or 2 in the creek trying to pal around with her duckies, lol (she eventually figured out that swimming was not her forte` and learned to fly over the creek) [​IMG]
     
  3. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    I have raised them with all kinds of birds including ducks and they did fine.
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  4. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    Ya know with all the land ya got ya may need some peafowl next [​IMG]
    Sorry i am an enabler [​IMG]
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  5. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    When your free ranging yes it should work fine. But I wouldn't suggest cooping them together. Guineas are extremely fast so can tramble ducks on accident. I've lost a few birds to this happening.
     
  6. Sophie Mae

    Sophie Mae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great question. I was wondering the same thing my self. I have 10 muscovy ducks and 6 guinea chicks together in a brooder now. They seem to be getting along just fine but I do have separate homes for them one they are old enough. They will free range together during the day though.
     
  7. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Pssst... Guinea keets [​IMG]
     
  8. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What is that bird on the left?
     
  9. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller Premium Member

    Quote:What is that bird on the left?

    Looks like an Egret or a Crane or Heron of some sort. Very very pretty. We have white and blue Herons here and Egrets.
     
  10. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:LOL @ enabler! Mhmm, you are!

    Amazing pic... they are giving that guy the rubber necked Guinea staredown [​IMG]
     

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