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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Mr Beto, Aug 27, 2016.

  1. Mr Beto

    Mr Beto New Egg

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    Good morning everyone! Greetings from Channelview Tx. I own 12 rhode island reds, 10 hens, 2 roosters, 1 giro rooster, and looking to make my flock bigger. I'm interested in adding a couple of guineas, to watch over the flock. Any advice how to train them ?
     
  2. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

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    Hi and welcome to BYC! If you post in the Guinea Fowl forum, folks there should be able to help you out. Good luck and thanks for joining us! [​IMG]
     
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  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas and :welcome. Pleased you joined us. In terms of guineas, I have a few and from my experience they're about as easy to train as cats! :D. I have had success getting them to come when I call and they will coop up at night if bribed with a little scratch grain. I kept them cooped for almost a month before letting them range so the coop would imprint on them. I am happy they come back in the evening and wait by the coop. If I don't get out soon enough they will roost in trees around the coop.
    One small bit of advice...your hen to rooster ratio may be out of tune. One rooster to about 10 hens is about the right number to keep the hens from getting overbred and constantly on edge. Good luck to you!
     
  4. Mr Beto

    Mr Beto New Egg

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  5. Mr Beto

    Mr Beto New Egg

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    Thank you very for the advice. The red roosters are still young. However, I'll come up with something when the time comes.
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC, I didn't know guineas could be trained but Redsoxs group sounds like he has succeeded
     

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