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New to guineas...

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by ChikNCoop, Apr 10, 2017.

  1. ChikNCoop

    ChikNCoop Out Of The Brooder

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    My dad keeps telling us that guineas are quite dumb and will end up as road kill as they like to run straight for the road. What are your opinions/experiences with this?
     
  2. Birdlover 13

    Birdlover 13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I live in South Africa and we have wild guineafowl here. Yes they do tend to run across roads just before a car drives past and some don't make it... my advice is keep them away from a very busy road.:)
     
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  3. ludwing

    ludwing Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes some times it seem like their brains run with the wind.


    BIRDLOVER13
    I also live in SA, i have bunch of 18 guneas, 11 hens and7 males.8 muscovy duck and 16 peafowls 3 turkeys and 4 greylag goose.

    our guineas like crossing raod BUT THEY NEVER GOT KILLED because we have placed sign crossing birds next to our gardens. they love freeranging far away,especially during the laying season
     
  4. Birdlover 13

    Birdlover 13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Putting up a sign is a good idea! There is a busy road near us where the guineas often cross so a sign would help
     
  5. ChikNCoop

    ChikNCoop Out Of The Brooder

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    Unfortunately where we live even throwing out spike strips doesn't help so our guineas may have to be contained in a large 'guinea tractor' of sorts. The people here think they are running some sort of NASCAR race. [​IMG]
     

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