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

  1. Rock Sister

    Rock Sister Out Of The Brooder

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    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

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    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

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    Thanks so much!
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    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
    CT
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to the Backyard chickens flock, glad you joined us [​IMG]
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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

    Rock Sister Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks Everybody!
     

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