I know this is not about a guinea but my DH's pet chicken

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by livenwpeeps, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. livenwpeeps

    livenwpeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    has been killed by my two dogs. DH doesn't care for the guineas but he has two chickens that are his pets. He just called and said when he got home, Crock Pot (the rooster) was screaming his head off and wouldn't eat his snack of horse feed. Skillet (the hen) was no where in site. He said he knew then that something had happen. He then started looking and found the body in the dog pen. Some how she had gotten into the dog pen. I don't know a thing about chickens but this rooster is screaming and running around trying to find his little Skillet. We got them this year at Tractor Supply to be friends with our first lone keet that needed friends. I couldn't even tell you what kind they are. So my questions is this: Are chickens like guineas and need friends? Should I find him a hen or two? Crock Pot has nothing to do with the guineas so I don't think he would mix with them but he may. Here is a picture I took of the two just yesterday while I was taking picutres of the hurricane damage.
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    Skillet is the little red one. Crock Pot loves to have his picture taken. I think he was a model in another life. So do you think I should give him some time and see if he will mix in with the guineas? Or find him a couple of hens? Any suggestions would be great!!
    Thanks guys!
    PS: DH did the naming of these two. He had planned on naming their chicks: Crispy, Tuperware, Paula Dean, etc...... I had six of her eggs in the incubator that we lost electric due to the hurricane too. So sad...........
     
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    So sorry, that's sad.

    And, yes chickens are social. Crock Pot would like friends.

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  3. melroseladi

    melroseladi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So sorry for your loss. Young roosters are hormone driven just like guinea males. I would get him some young hens that are just starting to lay or about to lay. Good luck.
     
  4. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller Premium Member

    Quote:Oooh hes pretty.... looks like some sort of sexlink? Defninately see if you can get some grown up girls for him.
     
  5. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awww, sorry for your loss... survived Irene but not the dogs, BAD DOG, BAD DOG!!!
    Very pretty/flashy rooster... I vote for getting him some new Girlies!
     
  6. livenwpeeps

    livenwpeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok at first DH said no more chickens. Then this morning he said he wanted a couple of hens so we are going hen shopping. DH also informed me that Crock Pot likes "red heads" so we are on the hunt for some read headed hens.
     
  7. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL, good luck on your Hen hunting!
     
  8. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    Quote:[​IMG] - red heads... I am glad for Crock Pot - and he will be extremely happy with a couple girly-girls. Your guineas would not be happy should Crock Pot take a liking or "loving" to one of them.
     

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