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New Guineas...?

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by KsTornado11, Feb 15, 2009.

  1. KsTornado11

    KsTornado11 Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Just got 3 male guineas today,to keep my female Guinea Psycho happy. How long to keep them cooped up to make sure they know where home is? Right now I have them in a cage in the coop,as the rest of the flock are out in the pen. I know if I let them out they will fly over the pen & be gone! Any tips from you other guinea owners?

  2. Depends on how old they are. Depends if they are excepted by the rest of the flock and the one guinea. I keep my new guineas in the barn for 2 weeks. I make sure they are excepted and are eating and drinking and gaining weight.

    If you are going to free range your birds, then you need to make sure they come in to the coop at night. To do this, the birds will need to be together during the day. watch for this and just keep an eye on them during the first few days.
  3. feathersgalore

    feathersgalore Songster

    Sep 4, 2008
    Central Ohio
    I keep my guineas penned for 6 weeks before I let them out. It takes them time to learn where home is.
  4. maine chicks

    maine chicks Songster

    Nov 10, 2008
    6-8 weeks if you want them to come in at night. Be prepared to bribe them on a daily basis-white millet ir sun flower seeds work well.

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