How to move a guinea?

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by jdgbirds31, Mar 3, 2015.

  1. jdgbirds31

    jdgbirds31 In the Brooder

    Apr 15, 2014
    We are setting up a new coop for our chickens in a few weeks and I have no idea how I'm going to move our 2 guineas that live w them. I have only been able to catch one once since they matured and I held on to him for exactly 5 seconds before he escaped my hands w his strong wings. Any suggestions??
  2. GuineaFowling

    GuineaFowling Songster

    Oct 3, 2013
    Central California
    Best method is to catch them or lure them into the coop. Then lock the door and leave them in their for about 2 weeks or longer. They will learn that the coop is their home and will roost there every night. This may be difficult if you plan on letting the hens free range.

    If you cant lure them or heard them into the coop a net would be your best option, unless you can get 5-6 people to come out and help you wrangle some guineas.

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