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Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by marytoast, Jan 11, 2009.
I had no idea my guineas were getting on the roof! Took this pic this morning.
The true look out!
love the pics thanks for sharing.
" i am the king of the world" lol
yeah hear me roar! They can yak on and on about nothing it seems...
On snowy days mine do " laps" back and forth in the loft area and chatter.
If you let them out on snow they will not walk on it but head for the trees and it is a nightmare to get them to come back to roost...
If they are so dumb how did ancestors make it in wilds of Africa?
Quote:It probably doesn't snow that much in Africa
Mine sit across the top of the barn. Sometimes it looks like a flock of vultures. LOL
I guess mine are weird then. The only time they are on the roofs is when it is almost bed time. Now they will run back and forth on the roof of the barn (which is tin) making all sorts of racket, but other than that they are usually on the ground. They haven't found the house roof yet to my knowledge. If they do they would probably have to go!!
Mine love the roof. They run back and forth. It's actually kinda creepy sounding.
As one person on here stated:
They need to whole bunch of them to make ONE brain.
They are called the "UNIMIND".
If you ever get a chance to listen to them up close while
they are doing their unimind thing it is a total riot.
They "TALK" very quietly ALL the time to each other.
It is like they just can't shut up !!
I guess this is how they know when to alert so quickly.
I have had the whole lot of them on top of the old barn.
They do look like a bunch of Vultures at a glance.
The roof must be the perfect place to be if you are a guinea. I had one fly to the top of the hopper bin once. I was burning garbage one day and they all flew to the tree near the burn pile, sat in the smoke (and warmth too probably) looking content. Never had a problem with them not wanting to go back in the coop during the cold months.