New to guineas and need some help please.

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by nursesammy, May 19, 2010.

  1. nursesammy

    nursesammy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought 4 day olds from the feed store back in march. Was quite suprised they all made it.Their doing wonderfully. However i have 3 roos and only 1 hen. Is this going to be a problem? Do i need to trade 2 of the boys for some girls?
     
  2. nursesammy

    nursesammy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] anyone?
     
  3. TurkeyMountainChickens

    TurkeyMountainChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know some people keep only the cocks. I've also read that the cocks don't overbreed the hens like roosters in that situation would. And I know someone with two cocks and one hen, and they are fine together. I would GUESS that this means you'll be all right - but I'm not sure.
     
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    nursesammy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome! Thats wonderful news! I really didnt want to get rid of them but i really didnt want them to tear up my hen either. Thank you so much!
     
  5. damselfish

    damselfish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just out of curiosity...are you sure of what you have? It's notoriously hard to tell by appearance, plus the females can make the male sound as well as the female sound.

    In any case, they will likely be fine. The males will chase and harass each other especially while they're deciding who is going to be the boyfriend. But as far as I can tell from mine, the lady chooses and the other gentlemen leave her alone. Much more dignified than chickens.

    You could always get more, of course (just doing my part as a BYC enabler here).
     

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