I have an outcast

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by racuda, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 8 guineas, 5 months old, hatched and raised by a bantam hen. There are 6 males and 2 females. One of the males keeps to himself because another male runs him off from the group. He won't go in the coop at night to roost with the other. He sleeps on top of the coop, even in snow, sleet and freezing rain. He can't even eat with the others. It's sad [​IMG]

    Is he doomed to be an outsider?
     
  2. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    From my experience, he probably is. Sorry, but i had some that were the same way. i only had 3 males. He's just the lowest in peck order. my male got beat up by the girls too, and he was small bc he couldn't get to the feed as much. Even when I tried feeding him seperate, they would split up just to make sure he didn't get too much. It is sad. [​IMG]
     
  3. rhoda_bruce

    rhoda_bruce Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think you will have to worry about outcasts if you eat 5 male guineas. They prefer one to one in mates, but will accept as many as 5 hens. They are supposed to be delicious. I realize that some people won't kill their animals, but your ratio of males to females are way off.
     

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