I think my guineas are broken!

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by furbabymum, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. furbabymum

    furbabymum Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 6, 2012
    Burns, Wyoming
    I have 10 guineas. 5 of them are a month older than the other 5. The older ones were kept in the brooder with my similar aged chicks for a full 6 weeks. Now I'm finding the younger guineas are perching high in the rafters at night and my older ones are staying on the coop floor. Doesn't that go against all of their instincts?
  2. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2011
    Big Oak Valley, CA
    If the younger keets are getting picked on by the older group... that tends to force the picked on birds to seek the shelter/protection of the high roosts sooner than later. It's a little odd that your older batch is sleepin' on the floor, but I'm sure they will catch on soon and start pushing th eyounger keets out of all the best roosting spots. I wouldn't say your older batch are broken, lol, but ya hafta remember... not all Guineasread the rule book, lol.
  3. KrisH

    KrisH Chillin' With My Peeps


    Last edited: Sep 24, 2012
  4. Nathan Sampson

    Nathan Sampson Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 12, 2012
    Whitewater Mo
  5. furbabymum

    furbabymum Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 6, 2012
    Burns, Wyoming
    Lol. True. I just thought it was weird that my chickens were up roosting on things and my guineas were chilling on the floor whilst the young ones were up in the rafters with the peacocks. I couldn't even keep the peacocks in the brooder. They were pacing so much being kept at ground level that they wore a huge groove in the floor. I finally just let them out and they immediately flew to the rafters. Guess my guineas are just "special" lol

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