New to keeping guinea fowl

HeatherTheMommy

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May 14, 2015
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Hi there! This past Saturday we picked up 5 ducks, 12 hens, 1 rooster and 2 guinea fowl. One lavender and one brown guinea. They are about a week old today. My question is do I leave them in the coop/run at all times or so i let them free range during the day? We live on a 120 acre farm so there is plenty of space but im worried about predators. Do rhey defend themselves at all? Also do they come back at night if you let them roam? Thank you!
 
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silkiecuddles

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Mar 1, 2015
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HI, welcome to BCY!!!

Congrats on your flock! What breeds of ducks and chickens did you get?
We have one guinea and he free ranges during the day with the neighbor guineas. The neighbor lost a guinea a few weeks ago to some predator, we're guessing. Usually every night my guinea comes to the coop for bed. If it's closed up before he can get in he perches on top of the rabbit hutch. He's lived this way for the past 2 1/2 years
 

HeatherTheMommy

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May 14, 2015
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We have a pekin, a khaki campbell, a blue swedish, a black aweish and a black runner duck. Im still not totally sure what breed my chicks are. I know one is a silkie and i have at least 2 orpingtons.
 

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