My Guinea Coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by GuineaLady93, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. GuineaLady93

    GuineaLady93 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What do you think of my guinea coop??? I made them up on the paint thing on the computer.

    This one would be for my breeding flock:
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    This would be for my free range flock in the winter:
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  2. Chicken Chat

    Chicken Chat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Love that you have thought about adding an area for incubating.

    That's a lot of space for a lot of guineas. How are you going to take the noise? [​IMG] I had 3 a few years ago, they never shut up. I know they are known for being the watchdogs but really, I didn't expect an all out red alert every time a robin flew over. [​IMG]
     
  3. ALRwild

    ALRwild Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow... that is a really nice design. Post pictures when you're done and along the way!!!
     
  4. SarniaTricia

    SarniaTricia Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm keeping a copy of your design for my BARN.
    Hope you don't mind!
    great planning.
    Patricia
     
  5. GuineaLady93

    GuineaLady93 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:lol I only have 15 right now...I am going to get a lot more next year. I hatch about 150 keets this past year and hope to do about 400 next year.
    I don't mind the noise..I know some people can't stand it but it just doesn't bother me.[​IMG]
     
  6. GuineaLady93

    GuineaLady93 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thank you! I will definitely be awhile before I can get this thing build...my money is a little too tight for it just now.
     
  7. GuineaLady93

    GuineaLady93 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks! No, I don't mind if you save a copy.
     
  8. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All of the guineas I have seen nearby have all been free ranging guineas without housing they sleep in the trees, and are plenty wild. Most of them don't get fed, they all just forage.
     
  9. GuineaLady93

    GuineaLady93 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yeah, when we had guineas a long time ago that's what we did. We just bought some and penned them for a while then turned them out.
    The reason that I don't do that now is because I breed them, hatch the eggs, and sell the keets, and since I count on that money I can't afford to lose any of my hens; so that is why I would have a coop for my breeding flocks.
    The reason that I have a coop for my free range flock is for the winter. Because there is nothing for them to really eat in the winter, such as ticks, (the main reason I have a free range flock) and the only thing they can do is get eaten... so in the winter I just go ahead and put them up so none of them get gone.
     
  10. austintgraf

    austintgraf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Finally someone of similar age with dreams as big as mine [​IMG] im envious of you. I coould never figure out how to do plans on the computer. So i just draw them by hand and end up with crooked lines [​IMG] good luck with you coop, well its so big its more like a barn [​IMG] if ever I have guineas that I breed like you do, I would for sure want it to look at least half as good as that. Way to set the bar high. [​IMG]
     

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