Introducing New Chickens to Guineas

Jackie FL

Chirping
May 20, 2017
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Fox got into bird yard in middle of day and killed our 6 hens. Our 4 Guineas (that were raised with the hens) were spared. Now working on fox proofing. Thinking about getting new chickens (not positive yet). How would I introduce new hens to the Guineas? I would get pullets or maybe older chickens but afraid that the Guineas may not accept them. Any suggestions welcomed.
 

Unicornlife3316

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Apr 21, 2018
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Bryan, TX
You need to do an isolation period anyways (make sure no one is sick from the new birds) so that starts with a no see, no touch, no even breathing the same air for several weeks (some people say minimum of 4 and I’m more on team 2.5-3 weeks) then I do AT LEAST 2 weeks on the no touch pens - so they can see each other but can’t fight or ya know… try to kill each other. THEN I do supervised range together while I sit with everyone for about 30-45 minutes prior to bed time until they are all ready to coop together (mostly) peacefully.

I do this when adding new guineas, new chickens, no matter the species.
 

Jackie FL

Chirping
May 20, 2017
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Thank you for all the information, it's very helpful. Right now i'm not sure what I am going to do. The loss of my girls is overwhelming to me. My 4 Guineas are not the same (missing their flock mates?) i'm hoping they will be back to themselves in a few days. Again many thanks.
 

Unicornlife3316

Songster
Apr 21, 2018
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930
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Bryan, TX
Thank you for all the information, it's very helpful. Right now i'm not sure what I am going to do. The loss of my girls is overwhelming to me. My 4 Guineas are not the same (missing their flock mates?) i'm hoping they will be back to themselves in a few days. Again many thanks.
They may do better with birds if their own kind. Guineas are flock animals and like bigger numbers.
 

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