How tame are your guineas.

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by 1st_chicken, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. 1st_chicken

    1st_chicken Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 26, 2011
    My guineas go to the coop to roost at night by themselves.
    They run up to me begging for treats. [​IMG]
    They don't go to far.
    I raised them myself from little keets. [​IMG]
  2. joedie

    joedie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2009
    SW Indiana
    Mine act the same but if I walk too close to them they run away. They never travel far, stay in the barnyard area harassing the chickens.
  3. GuineaLady93

    GuineaLady93 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 7, 2011
    Cameron, NC
    My Coop
    Mine come when called and will eat from my hands.
  4. cracking up

    cracking up Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2009
    So Cal
    Mine do all of that and can hear a sunflower seed hit the porch from half a block away.
  5. terrilhb

    terrilhb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 11, 2010
    Well fine than. [​IMG] [​IMG] I hand raised mine and they scream at me all the time and run away. They do not listen for nothing. Actually I am happy for you and was kidding with the tongue. I hope they stay this way. Mine are CRAZY [​IMG] but I love them anyways.
  6. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2011
    Big Oak Valley, CA
    Mine come when they are called and coop up each night for me or when I decide it's time to coop up (which is typically feeding time for everybody here; horses, goats, Guineas etc), but most of them will only eat out of my hand if they are starving (or if they think they are). The only super tame Guineas I have had were either not right neurologically (from either bad genetics or a difficult/slow hatch), or they were the low bird on the totem pole and looked to me for protection while they ate from the feed scoop while they perched on my arm [​IMG] That's perfectly fine with me tho, because (IMO) tame Guineas are overly trusting, oblivious to danger, much easier predator bait and usually the first to get taken. The sketchier the bird, the longer they live here, with the predator load/threat in my area.
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2011
  7. tomingreeneco

    tomingreeneco Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2010
    Greene County, PA
    Mine will eat out of my hand (Grapes) and will come most of the time if called. I sometimes chase them around the yard and when I am done they turn around and chase me![​IMG] Crazy birds. Love to have them around. On several occasions they have warned me about a predator in the yard and helped saved my chickens and ducks from harm. (Predators usually die of lead poisoning).
  8. melroseladi

    melroseladi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2011
    Melrose, Florida
    I wouldn't call my guineas tame but they do follow me around. I walk in the woods with them and they will walk over my feet, peck at my shoes, peck at any string they happen to see on my jeans. If I take my foot and scratch the dirt, they will run up and peck at the ground to see what I have found. I can pet them but they really don't like to be handled and will fight me if I try to pick them up. I don't want them to be overly comfortable with me since I need them to free range and I think it would cause them to be to trusting and not alert enough to danger. The baby keet, Lucky, that is being flock raised, is not afraid of me, either. Now my keets that I have brooded are terrified and act like I am trying to kill them if I even go near their cages. I would have thought that at least the ones I hatched would have imprinted on me and be much tamer but that is not the case at all with mine.
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2011
  9. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

    Oct 7, 2010
    Central, Illinois
    Tame??? Tame isn't in their vocabulary! These birds are wild!

    I spreaded some straw last night on their bedding so they could scratch through it and etc. DON'T DO IT! I think I went deaf after hearing how much noise just 16 guineas could make!
  10. GuineaLady93

    GuineaLady93 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 7, 2011
    Cameron, NC
    My Coop
    Quote:I put down more straw in my guineas pen about every other day and they love it.

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