Noisy Guinea

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by DonnaScott, Nov 19, 2019.

  1. DonnaScott

    DonnaScott Chirping

    Aug 13, 2019
    Turnersville NJ
    I lost 3 birds one night and a few week later someone found her and posted it on fb. We went over, captured her and brought her home. Since then they have all been penned for the winter.

    So long story short....she wont stop squaking. Shes ruining my life. All of my hens were very quiet.

    I changed her name from Dawn to Dinner.

    Is eating her the only way to control her abrasive, aggressive calls?
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  2. Trimurtisan

    Trimurtisan Gone with the quackers

    May 22, 2019
    A cypress swamp in FL
    I wouldn't say it's the only way, but it's an effective way. ;)
    In general though, no you are not going to be able to make her quiet. We have a guinea who can be very obnoxious at times. I normally just walk in her way, and she'll either hush, or move 5' and proceed to let the war cry continue.
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  3. Duck_life

    Duck_life Duck Addict

    May 14, 2019
    Woods of PA
    Their really isn't a way to make them stop @R2elk
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  4. ShannonR

    ShannonR Crowing

    Sep 17, 2015
    Guineas, lol.... I ate all of mine for the same reason. That and they are extremely aggressive towards other birds
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  5. R2elk

    R2elk Free Ranger

    Feb 24, 2013
    Natrona County, Wyoming
    I am assuming that you are hearing the "buckwheat" call. If so, it is because she is calling for a mate. It is very common for young hens to do this seemingly non-stop until they either choose a mate or are chosen as a mate during breeding season. If you haven't eaten her by next spring when all the other hens will also be doing the "buckwheat" call, she will quiet down once she has a mate. In the meantime it is either put up with it, rehome her or invite her to dinner.
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