Myth buster-does Guinneys mate for life

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by Tractorwench, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. Tractorwench

    Tractorwench New Egg

    Oct 27, 2013
    Is this a myth that Guinneys mate for life and what age do they pick their mate? I have 5 six-week old keets and find they are highly sociable. Is this a future concern for their welfare?
  2. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

    Sep 26, 2013
    madison Indiana
    i have one male with 6 females and although he was with this one by theirself for 2 yrs and he favors her above the others he will mate with the others and yes very social birds. i would strongly suggest you handle them as much as possible while they are young. it will make it easier on you in the long run.i also added 3 keets to their coop in a separate cage for 2 months and the guinea adults stopped roaming to keep an eye on them and when released they stuck together. and are doing fine

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