New to Chickens and Unexpected Guests

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Carolina Kitty, May 30, 2017.

  1. Carolina Kitty

    Carolina Kitty In the Brooder

    May 25, 2017
    Hi my husband and I are brand new to chickens. We have six, six week old chickens; 3 australorps, 2 buff Orpingtons, and one Rhode Island Red. We've just moved our chickens out of their brooder and into their coop. I may have a dilemma though, over the weekend we seem to have been adopted by a pair of guineas. I'm not sure who they belong to, but I suspect that they are permanently free ranging since none of my neighbors are claiming them. I have no problem with them being around, they're pretty friendly. My only concern is that today when my chickens were in their fenced in run the guineas where on the outside of the run trying to peck my chickens. Is this going to be a problem, right now the guineas are bigger than my chickens.
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    Hopefully your chicks learn to stay away from the fence. I haven't had guineas, I think they are ugly. When your chicks mature it shouldn't be as big of a problem.
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Have no experience with guineas, you may want to ask on the "guinea thread,"
    Welcome to BYC.
  4. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015

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