new guineas (pics)

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by racepondUSA, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. racepondUSA

    racepondUSA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    heres some pics of my new guineas
    i also need name ideas

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    Last edited: Nov 6, 2010
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Grown or keets? Keep them cooped up for about a month before allowing them out of a pen, if they aren't newly hatched. And they can fly like crazy, too, just remember. They do best on Game Bird feed, but will survive on chicken feed.
     
  3. racepondUSA

    racepondUSA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    their a few months old
     
  4. OzawkieBantams

    OzawkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 15, 2010
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    Enjoy them they are so much fun. All my flock pays attention to every movement and sound they make. They are the guard dog of your flock and home too. I dont need a door bell they let me know some one or thing is here.
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Then keeping them in a coop or covered pen for at least a month is necessary or they'll take off to try to find their former home when you let them go.
     
  6. racepondUSA

    racepondUSA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i got my guineas today ther doing real well
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Great! We'd like to see pictures of them. [​IMG]
     
  8. bemba

    bemba Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have found if you have a big place, you don't have to lock them up for long, I recently got 2 really heavy pied boys that are fully grown.... I penned them for an hour.... yes an hour, then opened the door! They are doing great. Alot of people will disagree with my method, but I have done it several times and never lost one.... peafowl on the other hand.......Do what feels right for you though, this is just my experience with them. PS just got a pied cinnamon girl and she is laying already!
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    bemba, you were really lucky with yours then! I miss my goonie-birds. They are hilarious and crazy and stupid-smart.
     
  10. racepondUSA

    racepondUSA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hwo do you tell if they are male or female
     

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