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Partridge Brahma pecking at Guinea Hen

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by msbenton1112, Jun 1, 2016.

  1. msbenton1112

    msbenton1112 Out Of The Brooder

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    Should I separate the Guinea Hens from the chickens, tonight I noticed the Partridge Brahma Rooster pecking at the Guinea hens neck. I picked up both guinea hens and they don't appear to be hurt. I have two roosters that I plan on moving out of the coop at some point the chicks and guineas have been together since they were days old. They are six weeks old now.
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

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    Sometimes different species don't get along due to different behaviors. If there is pecking that seems extreme or harassing you might be better off housing them separately, you can still let them interact in a run or during free ranging but I find it's better when they have their own coops. I don't have guinea, I keep turkeys who sometimes harass the chickens when out so it's nice to be able to return them to their own pen.
     

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