New Guinea Owner

Barefoot Sew Shop

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We just moved onto our 40 acre dream mini ranch a month ago. We inherited 26 guinea fowl as well! As of yesterday morning, we now have 14 keets. This was a huge surprise, as the previous owners said that in their 6 years had only had 1 hatching of 3 keets. To say we are thrilled is an understatement!
My issue is that these are free-range birds. They have a wonderful coop that most go into at night. We close the door once it's dark and assume most are inside. But inevitably there are 2 or more on the driveway yelling at us in the morning.
I would love to have these new little ones safe in the coop at night. We've put up ramps going inside and outside of the coop. We're hoping that mom will lead them inside soon. I know it gets down in the high 50's at night. I'm in the Black Hill of South Dakota.
Any advise on leading them in? I did manage to pick one up today...but these are wild guineas. I would love to handle these new babies so they are more tame.
 

Barefoot Sew Shop

In the Brooder
Aug 10, 2020
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Hello there and welcome to BYC! :frow


So glad you decided to join our community! You might stop by our Guineas forums for more help with this... https://www.backyardchickens.com/forums/guinea-fowl.45/

Enjoy your flock and welcome to ours!
Hello there and welcome to BYC! :frow


So glad you decided to join our community! You might stop by our Guineas forums for more help with this... https://www.backyardchickens.com/forums/guinea-fowl.45/

Enjoy your flock and welcome to ours!
Thank you so much for the info!
 

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