My Guinea won't shut up! Help!

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by Yaya's Hen House, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. Yaya's Hen House

    Yaya's Hen House Out Of The Brooder

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    I have one Guinea hen that just won't shut up, my fear is that Im going to kill her! Any suggestions as to why she won't quit. The ONLY time she is quite is when she is eating or preening! I have 6 Guinea's, 16 weeks old. Not sure of the sex of them all just yet. I think I have 4 females and 2 males. Im very new at this raising guineas and chickens. They are together with my 3 Barred rock hens and 1 rooster and my 5 Buff orpington hens, all about the same age. I dont want to hurt her but Im really getting close to the end of my rope with her! My ears can't take any more! Thank goodness we live way out in the country where know one else can hear her but us.
     
  2. guineaman

    guineaman Out Of The Brooder

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    they will never shut up-get use to it-or shipem down the road;)
     
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  3. allanimals21

    allanimals21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yea...they are never quiet. My place was echo-ing last night from all 60 of em...lol
     
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  4. CityClucks

    CityClucks The Center of a 50 Mile Radius

    Jan 31, 2009
    Tulsa, OK
    And this is why I don't like guineas...sorry!!
     
  5. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    You can try selling the noisiest one but guineas are loud. Expect noise. Constantly. When something potentially scary goes by expect more noise. While I was getting my guineas from the breeder we had to occasionally yell or give up talking altogether for a minute until the guineas got over whatever made them so noisy or the free ranging group wandered off across the yard again away from the breeder pens.
     
  6. Yaya's Hen House

    Yaya's Hen House Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] Well, Im not surprised and was expecting as much. I really was wanting the Guineas to help out with bugs and an alert system for RATTLE SNAKES! But I don't think I can handle the constant "BUCK WHEAT" sound as Ive heard it said. I have enjoyed them so much up until this point. Looks like the cook pot for her. I just hope the others don't try to take her place. Only one hen is constant, the others do have quite time. Never had Guinea for dinner before, I guess this might be the first of 5 more tries to come if this keeps up.
    Thanks for the responses!
     
  7. TennesseeTruly

    TennesseeTruly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2009
    Church Hill, TN
    I wish I was closer, I'd take her in a heartbeat. I miss hearing my guineas. All mine were killed in an attack by my own dogs. [​IMG] My Squeaker was exactly like your girl, "buck wheating" all the time. I miss hearing it.

    Laurie
     
  8. Yaya's Hen House

    Yaya's Hen House Out Of The Brooder

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    You could have her if we were closer, I think we are going to move them to Free Ranging before we take out the "AX". I really want this to work out. We have worked so hard on them. I have enjoyed watching them grow up and we have put a lot of work into this new hobby to just give up now. They have all been in the coop up until now and let out just in the evenings. We will see what happens when we leave them out all the time, just the guineas that is. I know they will "Buck Wheat" for a while but praying they will settle down:/.
     
  9. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hang in there. I've read that they quieten down after the first year. [​IMG]
     
  10. toredano

    toredano Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Uualy its the leader who does it..if you take it away , one will just replace the noisemaker.
     

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