New to the world of chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by olivesgrove, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. olivesgrove

    olivesgrove New Egg

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    Hi, My name is Michaele and I live on 3 acres in NJ and know nothing about chickens. I raise dogs and with the high incidence of Tick Borne Diseases it's been suggested that I get some Guinea Hens. My biggest concern is that I have a neighbor with an electric deer fence. If the hen goes over there, will she learn to stay away or get scared to death?
     
  2. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG] Glad you joined us!! [​IMG]
     
  3. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm not sure of the answer to your question though.
     
  4. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    [​IMG]. You might try asking in the Guinea Fowl section. I know many people on here use electric poultry netting but guineas can fly much better than chickens.
     
  5. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  7. stake

    stake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi OG:

    Welcome aboard from SE PA....tons of info around,,,,stop by the pa group and say hello...lots of smart folks there(I'm a newbie too)...
     
  8. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, olivesgrove, and [​IMG]! Great to have you in our flock! I have also heard guineas help keep the ticks down. Unsure on the electric fence question. Good luck and enjoy your birds!!
     
  9. KaysKoop

    KaysKoop Out Of The Brooder

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    Guinea's would solve your tick problem and I don't think the fence will kill them. I have a electric fence around my pen but when a bug runs by they stick their heads through and get shocked but they still try to get the bug so it must not hurt them to much. Glad to have you abourd and good luck from So. Ga.
     
  10. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    One guinea alone would be a very unhappy bird - they are flock creatures. They would rapidly learn to stay away from the electric fnce. Welcome to BYC.
     

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