Males to Females Ratio

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by Junkybird, Sep 14, 2009.

  1. Junkybird

    Junkybird Out Of The Brooder

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    Out of the six guineas that I've raised, only one has turned out to be a female. Should I try to find some other females, or does it not matter as much with guineas? Is this going to be a problem?

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  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Guineas pair up, so the extra males won't bother her. Her male should keep them away. But it wouldn't hurt to get some more girls for your boys. Good luck finding some [​IMG]
     
  3. damselfish

    damselfish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They do like to pair up and I like to see them in pairs. They seem happier (but I may be anthropo-whatevering).

    Besides, you need more guineas, right? [​IMG] Can't find that little devil-horned smiley...
     
  4. Junkybird

    Junkybird Out Of The Brooder

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    YES! I would love to have more guineas. Guess I'll go looking!

    Now, should I get some that are the same age? Will they stay around with the others? I actually haven't let the ones I have out of the pen yet. Am hoping to do this soon though. They are 15 weeks old.
     
  5. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Being that young they probably would if you get some that are young as well. My older ones want nothing to do with my younger ones, but my 'older young ones' were hanging around the 'younger young ones' cage forever. I finally let the younger ones out, and instead of coming out, the older young ones went in [​IMG] Silly birds!
     

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