Ousted guinea.....?

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by chrkigrl, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. chrkigrl

    chrkigrl New Egg

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    I have 7 guinea fowl, and they are paired except for a this poor 3rd wheel, who just sits on the perch all day, and if it tries to
    get down to eat or drink the other ones torment the thing until it goes back to it's perch. I thought that at night when the
    others are also on the perch that maybe "little lonely" would get down and eat/drink, but it still sits there. I had thought
    about putting it in with my chickens, but wasn't sure. [​IMG]
     
  2. robin416

    robin416 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2007
    Lean something up against the walls for the outcast to hide under. I have something on all four walls so that if someone is getting picked on it can hide and then they forget about it. If they free range during the day the out cast bird will go in to the coop during the day to eat. If they don't free range then you'll have to set up extra feeding and water stations for it.
     
  3. MuranoFarms

    MuranoFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awwww, [​IMG] I don't have pairs, so I honestly don't know what to tell you. My first set was a trio...I hatched a pair after that, but since then they've all been in flocks of 5 or 6 as I put them out and they all sort of integrated themselves into the group. Maybe get her some younger friends? Sounds like she's a little shy and the lowest on the pecking order. Or move her in with the chickens. It really wont hurt. Many of us have them in the same coop.
     
  4. chrkigrl

    chrkigrl New Egg

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    Well I put the guinea in the chicken house...alone...while my hens were out and about. That was fine, she ate and drank happily, then some of the chickens wanted to have a snack,
    so I let them in their house, and BOY HOWDY what a mess that was! My hens attacked the poor thing, so I caught it and put it back in with the other guineas, and they promptly
    attacked! I will try leaning a board up against the wall next and see if that works...Thanks for all of your suggestions! [​IMG]
    Rae
     

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