Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by stuhayes2010, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. stuhayes2010

    stuhayes2010 In the Brooder

    Apr 20, 2010
    I have 22 chickens and 3 ducks. I am thinking about getting 5 or 6 guineas this spring, just for fun. How noisy are they? Do they "buckwheat" all day? I looked at youtube videos and about half showed really noisy birds, the other half wasn't so bad. I live on 3.5 acres, my nearest neighbor is about 300 yards away.

    Are they always noisy?

    Can you hear them in the house?

    Do Guineas and chickens get along?

    Thank You
  2. cgmccary

    cgmccary Songster

    Sep 14, 2007
    NE Alabama
    I have 14, more than half are females and I have to say, almost all the time, one of them is "buckwheating." I don't know about others but mine even "buckwheat" at night, all night. I have found I can lessen the nighttime "buckwheating" by turning off all the outside lights.
  3. bluere11e

    bluere11e Songster

    Feb 8, 2011
    West Palm Beach
    My friend carol's boys got me laughing when their imitaion of Guineas was "Buttcrack, Buttcrack"[​IMG]
    Guines and chickens get along just fine. I've never kept them in a pen together. the guineas were always allowed free range. i did have one that "paired" up with an RIR.. No babies though. However, there are pictures on the Forum that show a guinea/chicken mule...
    yes, they are noisy, especially when they're ALL shooting off at the mouth, but at night, they like to roost up in the highest part of the trees and sftly twitter and tweet and growl=purr til bedtime.
  4. cracking up

    cracking up Songster

    Jul 29, 2009
    So Cal
    I'm on four acres and hardly know they're around. I do have one that buckwheats at night - don't know why. I almost never hear them in the house but if I do it's usually because of a hawk or sometimes the neighbors dog will set them off. If one gets over the fence they can't figure out how to get back and they all get a little loud. I've learned to run at them with a rake until I can make them fly back over. I started out with 12 and am down to 5 adults and 10 juveniles. The little ones are noisier right now than their parents. We usually don't sell chickens or ducks but we ended up selling about 100 guinea keets. They're just so cute when they're little and I ended up rescuing them from an indifferent mom so they are my only animal that paid for its self. If you get all one color you can usually sell eggs or keets.
  5. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Think Air Raide Sirens! That's why I don't have mine anymore!!
  6. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Songster

    May 2, 2009
    Woods, TX
    They are noisy!
  7. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

    Jan 26, 2010
    Texas, Panhandle
    The word "Be Quiet" has no meaning to guineas.. [​IMG]

    I've gone out to the coop at night and the guineas are still screaming their heads off...

    My guineas rule over my chickens, when the guineas walk past the chickens cower in the corner. My male guineas are the worst, so far they've killed 2-3 of my chickens. They chase my RIR Rooster around the barnyard until he's so tired he just stops and lets the guinea yank out his tail feathers...

    They get along 80% of the time..but they sure are mean critters!
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2011
  8. aggie9296

    aggie9296 Songster

    Jan 28, 2011
    Panama City, FL
    grew up with guineas. loud all the time. wouldn't have them unless I had about 10 acres to get away from them!
  9. stuhayes2010

    stuhayes2010 In the Brooder

    Apr 20, 2010
    Thanks, you all have given me more food for thought.
  10. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

    May 13, 2008
    LOL folks that say their guinea's aren't noisy are hard of hearing LOL, they are very very noisey. I like guinea's but I also like my country peace and quite more.


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