Help - Need info on guineas fighting predator birds

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by bryan99705, May 18, 2011.

  1. bryan99705

    bryan99705 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm fighting a Raven problem and someone suggested guineas as a possible solution. My experience with guineas is limited and I've never seen them fight a predator bird. I know they're great watch animals and death on snakes but what about a fight with a bird bigger than themself?
     
  2. TinkleTurkey

    TinkleTurkey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I havent seen my guineas do squat. I was hoping they'd chase the squirrels away - but no. I was hoping they'd chase the sparrows from the feeder - nope! All they do is chirp, squeak, and scream.

    I'm pretty sure all they'd do is complain loudly about a raven, but probably start to ignore it when they become accustomed to seeing them around.
     
  3. robin416

    robin416 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2007
    The most a Guinea can do is chase them in to flight. If the unwanted bird lands again right away the Guineas will go after it again.

    I've watched mine chase crows for years, now they have the dogs trained to chase the crows off too. Not seen a lot around here is the blue heron, they'll chase it off. There was a pair of vultures in our side field that the Guineas saw and went after them. The Canada Geese that hang out are allowed most of the time. Makes me wonder if the Guineas realize I keep the dogs from chasing them and have learned to leave them be.

    A single Guinea generally does not take on a foreign being, its usually done with several back up birds or the entire flock.
     

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