my fist guinea fowl ( need some info )

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by pedro24, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. pedro24

    pedro24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2009
    arthur, ontario
    i just got my first guinea and i
    wasn't sure if there was a specail
    feed that you give then. my guinea
    that i just got is about a year old and
    he/she is white and small. the reason
    i got my guinea is because i have some mice
    or rats around and i herd that they scare them
    away with there noise.i was also wondering if
    there should be more than one guinea fowl? [​IMG]

    hope you can help and thanks of you can and or cant.
  2. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2008
    North Carolina
    I feed mine Purina Flock Raiser, others feed game bird starter, or even layer feed.

    They won't do anything for your rat/mice problem. I suggest traps.

    Guineas crave companionship, so yes you need more than one.
  3. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

    Jan 26, 2010
    Texas, Panhandle
    I agree with facuda, Guineas need a companion. [​IMG]
    I feed my guineas what ever my chickens are eating, chick start, layer pellets game bird crumbles scraps etc.
    Mice and Rats ... never heard of that.
  4. robin416

    robin416 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2007
    Scaring off rats or mice? Not a chance.

    Should there be more than one? Yes. There should actually be several others for the birds to be content.
  5. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    I have 6 guinea's and plenty of mice. [​IMG]
  6. abundantwife

    abundantwife Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2010
    Lakes Region
    If your guinea is small, then she(he) is probably not yet a year old-- or fully grown. Look at her head-is it white and featherless, and are her wattles red? Guins are usually the size of large hens, with the French and Jumbo being even larger. You should definitely get your guin some friends, they do much better in a group. By the way, when your guineas get older they will kill mice and moles and even snakes.
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2010
  7. mamawolf544

    mamawolf544 Unbreakable Heart

    Apr 29, 2009
    alvarado, Tx
    I have atleast 100 guineas, they run in 3 seperate groups and all free range.
    I feed them 28% feed until I set them on the ground at about 3 months. Then they pick at feed but mostly eat bugs.
    They will eat whatever the chickens eat but mine just run to the feeders take a look and go chase grasshoppers.
    Yes get him or her some friends, they are so much fun to watch. They remind me of army helmets going thru the feilds. [​IMG]
  8. alanb

    alanb Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 16, 2009
    [​IMG] Hello MAMAWOLF 544 ; My Turkin Lady !!! Good to see you on the site , I just had (5) Guineas given to me , Sorry to say only one Hen !! will she set on enough Eggs to hatch ? Try sending me More E-mail please , Thankyou ....... ALANB.
  9. mamawolf544

    mamawolf544 Unbreakable Heart

    Apr 29, 2009
    alvarado, Tx
    Quote:Hi Alan, our email must be busted. [​IMG]
    I NEVER let a guinea hatch eggs, that is just me. They are terrible mothers. They will fight to the death over that nest but once they are born if the keets cant keep up too bad.
    So I hatch all of mine.

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