I am a Newbie!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Rock Sister, Apr 25, 2016.

  1. Rock Sister

    Rock Sister Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 25, 2016
    North Florida
    Hi all! I am a new member and I currently own geese, guineas, and a variety of Rocks and Wyondottes. I live in sunny North Fl with my husband who I have been married to 28yrs. Our kid flew the coup like all babies do so I bought 2 geese and 3 yrs later now own 25 birds. I use geese and my 24 lb Rhode Island red mixed Roo for security. My guineas take care of snakes, thieves and the rest of the bugs on 5 acres . I am so grateful for all of this info collected for us newbies and look forward to sharing my info I have learned!

    Here is my first:

    I have looked through guinea forums regarding sexing and I do not use that method. My dad said easiest way is to look at them. The female has a more closed slit nostril and the male has a more open nostril. I have used this all of my life and never fails! I know Im new, but it was killing me reading how hard it is to sex them! Lol
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2016
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! That's a lovely mixed flock you have there. I only have my chickens at home but there are a couple of Guineas at the farm where I keep the horse and they sure are interesting birds. So pleased to hear you have found BYC so helpful, it sure is a great place for learning.

    Hope you enjoy BYC, I'm sure you will. Everyone here to help and very friendly :frow
  3. Rock Sister

    Rock Sister Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 25, 2016
    North Florida
    Thanks so much!
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to our community - glad to have you hear. I'd suggest that you share your guinea sexing method on the guinea forum as i am sure that the members there would be delighted to read about it.

    Best wishes
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to the Backyard chickens flock, glad you joined us [​IMG]
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  7. Rock Sister

    Rock Sister Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 25, 2016
    North Florida
    Thanks Everybody!

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