Lonely Guinea

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by jdgbirds31, Jan 7, 2015.

  1. jdgbirds31

    jdgbirds31 Out Of The Brooder

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    My small flock that was free ranging was attacked by some foxes and now I just have one scared male guinea. I finally got him back in the coop/run but I don't know what to do w him! I won't be getting more birds for a few months and I decided not to get any more guineas because I feel they just arent meant to be penned up and w the foxes I might not have a choice but to keep the new flock in a run at least some of the time. Should I just keep him cooped? Let him still free-range? Or try to find him a new home? Or something else? I feel bad for the lonely little guy.
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    Poor boy :( If you're never getting any more guineas, I would try to find a new home for him with someone who has them so he will not be lonely.
     
  3. jdgbirds31

    jdgbirds31 Out Of The Brooder

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    If I do get him a guinea buddy, do I let them free range? Could they be happy in a coop/run all the time?
     
  4. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    Mine don't mind staying in the run when necessary, but they were raised by a chicken hen and the run is huge, so that may be a factor.
     
  5. mommaguinea

    mommaguinea Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have free range birds as well as breeders that are cooped. They get used to being cooped. I would not leave him a loner, in either case! If you do go the free range route- get at least 6 in the group. Keep them cooped for a good long while so they "re-home" and hopefully come back all the time.

    Good luck!
     
  6. Sfraker

    Sfraker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I recently lost a male because he flew into a tree hard enough to kill himself. If you were in the Charlotte, NC area I would take him in a heartbeat.

    Find him a good home. :)
     
  7. jdgbirds31

    jdgbirds31 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks all... I picked up a girlfriend for him yesterday. Also turns out one of the chickens survived and had been in hiding. The 3 of them will keep each other company through the winter until I get some more chickens in the spring. I think the 2 guineas will be very happy together [​IMG]
     
  8. mommaguinea

    mommaguinea Chillin' With My Peeps

    That is great- I am sure they will be happy and quite entertaining! Best of luck.
     
  9. mkeawsh

    mkeawsh Woody Hollow

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    We have numerous predators including a family of foxes, in the area that have taken some of my chickens but when the guineas see danger they honk so loud and long that it seems to scare the foxes away. Also, mine just fly in a tree when they see something that scares them. Mine are free 24/7. Tonight they decided to perch on a beam in the barn but most of the time they are out in the tree in front of the chicken house sleeping - even in rain, snow and sleet. I always have a Nite Guard flashing in the sky to ward off owls and raccoons in near by trees.
     

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