Male guineas?

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by 7freedoms, Nov 3, 2013.

  1. 7freedoms

    7freedoms In the Brooder

    Apr 11, 2013
    Hi all,

    After having a wonderful time with our little flock of chickens and now acquiring more land we are thinking our next adventure will be guineas :) I know that with chickens the roo to hen ratio is important, and some Roos can be very aggressive. Is this true of guineas? I've read how difficult it can be to sex guineas and I'm worried about buying straight run and then ending up with a bad mix. Can't wait til springtime!
  2. Starkasm

    Starkasm Songster

    Apr 1, 2013
    In the woods
    I'm not sure what the ratio is supposed to be, but I swear whether I buy, hatch or whatever I always get more males of everything! Just my luck. We currently have 6 boy guineas, 2 girls and 3 - I don't know yet babies. They get along fine. Unlike roosters and chickens the males tend to wait til the female says "c'mere honey". There's no grabbing and jumping on them. They tend to be pretty private about it too. I rarely see it happen, but get babies out of their eggs.

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