Neighbor's new guineas, will they be a problem?

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by Twin Mom, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. Twin Mom

    Twin Mom In the Brooder

    Jul 19, 2010
    Floresville, Texas
    I have 10 4wk old guineas, that at 6wks will go into a holding pen in the coop, as I would like for them to be coop trained at night. Last night the next door neighbor brought home 2 adult guineas, and released them right away. My question is, if those two stick around, will I have issues with mine and the coop training once they are 12wks and allowed to free range?
  2. darkmatter

    darkmatter Songster

    Jul 10, 2009
    Quote:Chances are your neighbor's Guineas are long gone now. It takes a while for guineas to imprint on the area/coop/run. I raise keets and chickens together, the Guineas fly out of the run for bug patrol, but come back to the "flock" in the evening.
  3. robin416

    robin416 Songster

    Feb 6, 2007
    And if those two hear your keets they are liable to come live with you. That's what happened here a few years ago. The neighbor got three Guineas and turned them loose, it didn't take long at all for them to figure out I had a flock over here and across the fence they came. I caught them all, returned them to the neighbor who then rehomed them.

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