He got a girlfriend!

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by WestKnollAmy, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady

    Apr 22, 2008
    upstate SC
    So, any of you that have read some of my posts know I had a male Guinea to just show up at the farm a while back. He stayed out in the woods the first week but the more I talked to him and called back and forth with him the better he became around me so he started cooping up with the chickens at night.

    I was in the process of hatching out keets but it would be a long while before this fella had some friends to run with so my friend said she could give me a guinea girl to go with him. I worried over that because I know they do not like to be displaced at all. We put her in a pen with my growing up chickens and she stayed in there for a week. Guinea Boy was reluctant to go into the coop at night and leave her out in the other pen but he did. Finally, after a week of letting them talk and seeing they truly were in love I let them out together. She immediately took him off to the neighbors and she crossed the street but he didn't so she came back. He brought her home but she would not coop up with him. She kept going down to the woods and getting in the trees, much to his displeasure! He went with her but was really not happy about it.

    Last night was the second time in about the 2 weeks they have been together that he got her to come into the coop to sleep. She is funny about that but she came from a home that allowed her to sleep out in the trees so she doesn't know any different.
    They are staying closer to home now and today they have not even left my yard except when I walked up to the fence to sell eggs to the neighbor. They followed me across the field and caught bugs.

    I have really had a good time getting to know Guineas. I think this will be a life long love.


  2. RingedTeal

    RingedTeal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2011
    Congrats on getting him his own gal.
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  3. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    Incredible [​IMG]

    Soon they will be hatching their own...........then with your hatching and their hatching - you will have WOW lots of bug prevention. [​IMG]
  4. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2011
    Big Oak Valley, CA
    Great story [​IMG] Glad you found the bright side of being owned by Guineas [​IMG] Congrats on your success!!!
  5. Balefire

    Balefire Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2011
    Orwigsburg PA
    [​IMG] your story and I cross my fingers for a lot of keets next year [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  6. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady

    Apr 22, 2008
    upstate SC
    Thank you all for reading my little story. I am amazed they took up here. They know I love them. [​IMG]

    The pearls were not the color I was going for but they seem to think they are better for the job here. I have only about 3 pearl babies growing up, the rest are lavenders and I think that one is going to be a buff dundotte (?).

    I would like to grow some lavs up in a pen and have them for eating eggs and for breeding a bit. I do not want predators to take out my lavs and I am afraid they may go missing even with a LGD here. A hawk took a duckling from a mama duck with the LGD about 20 feet away, sound asleep about 2 weeks ago.

    And one day I may get some blues or other colors but for now I am still new and have a lot more to learn about them.
  7. chimneyrock

    chimneyrock Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 21, 2011
    [​IMG] How sweet...
  8. TarheelBirdy

    TarheelBirdy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Congratulations. It's so neat watching them form relationships. Such fun birds to have around.

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