Help!!! I need your thoughts!!!

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by CaitlinM, Sep 23, 2016.

  1. CaitlinM

    CaitlinM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok..... so.... a few weeks ago I let my hen hatch out some guinea and chicken eggs. All was well till a hawk came... we lost all but two quineas. Then my husband ended up buying some baby quineas and they are about a week possibly two in age difference. I put them outside during the day because it's nice out and I want them to get grass and bugs. They started to outgrow their cage there are tan of them so I had a bigger cage tat I didn't think they could get out of. Yesterday I put them in and they stayed however this morning they were gone!!!! Talk about panic!!! I found them with the momma hen and her two guineas. Then halter today I couldn't find them and was so worried the wondered off. But they are back and I am breathing. They ended up going back in the cage to get water and I was able to close the door. But then the momma hen was so upset and so were the guineas so I let them back out. I think she really thinks they are hers. My husband is worried they will be to wild if we don't pint them up for a while and he is worried they will wonder off ( all our birds are free range) but I don't wanna take them away from the momma I think she will keep them in our yard. Thoughts??? Do I catch them again and pin them or do I let them free range with the momma chicken?
     
  2. R2elk

    R2elk Overrun With Chickens

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    If the hen wants them, I would let her have them. They will still end up thinking that where they are is home and that the hen is their mother.
     
  3. CaitlinM

    CaitlinM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool! That's what o was thinking as well!!! Plus I'd rather them be free ranging for bugs!
     

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