- May 21, 2009
I only have 2, we started with 3, 2 male 1 female, thanks to a stray dog their first time out to free range the female is gone. Now all thats left is Thing 1 and Thing 2 ... all they want to do is sit on top of the chicken run and coop! Since they have gotten full size they have caused the top of the chicken run to sag and get pulled down and now we can't seem to keep them out of the silkie run! The silkie run is not covered so they get on the big run and jump in, and then proceed in TORTURING my poor silkies! they never really hurt them just do their "jousting" thing at them and scare them silly and then hover over their food and won't let them eat. I may need to try and find a new home for them or something, I thought maybe if I can somehow get them a female or two they would leave the chickens alone. I have read that guineas wonder pretty far but they never go more than 10 feet from the chicken coop, I got them for pest control and they wont forage far enough around the house to make a difference. Don't get me wrong I find the fascinating and fun to watch and love picking up their beautiful feathers they drop but I am at a loss on what to do about the damage they are causing!