Post your guinea fowl pens

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by yoker, Feb 3, 2010.

  1. yoker

    yoker Chillin' With My Peeps

    603
    0
    149
    Jul 7, 2008
    Please post pics of your guinea pens.
    State what you like/dislike about them.
    Thanks in advance
     
  2. lcw

    lcw Chillin' With My Peeps

    734
    3
    141
    Jan 6, 2010
    southern ohio
    Quote:mine free range. the yard is there pen. lol.
     
  3. rhoda_bruce

    rhoda_bruce Chillin' With My Peeps

    980
    5
    131
    Aug 19, 2009
    Cut Off, LA
    my guinea coop is about to be built. The eggs my guineas will hatch from haven't even been laid, but I will try to post pics. I can't wait to get them.
     
  4. Soccer Mom

    Soccer Mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2009
    West of Crazy
    Pens? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] The world is their pen.

    Sorry. I have a coop for mine at night. Most nights they come in to sleep, but some they just refuse and sleep in the trees. My coop is just a big A-frame with roosts.
     
  5. OutInTheStiks

    OutInTheStiks Chillin' With My Peeps

    582
    2
    131
    Jun 23, 2009
    Thorn Hill, TN
    Quote:Could you post a pic of their coop? We are considering guineas this summer and I'd like to see a coop so I have an idea of what they need.
     
  6. Soccer Mom

    Soccer Mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2009
    West of Crazy
    I'm at work and don't have many pics, but here is what I do have from my photobucket account.

    This is the coop under construction: Ignore all the geese in the pics. They were "assisting" my husband with building.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    For the sides, we hung sheet metal. It just has a dirt floor, but I put down stall dry and rake it into the soil periodically. I scrape the roosts occasionally. That's the only maintenance I do.

    Here are the young guineas in the coop this summer.

    [​IMG]


    The "peak" of the A is about 8 ft tall. I raised the guineas inside the coop until 10 weeks of age and fed every evening at dusk. Mine show up every evening for food. Most nights they go into their coop and sleep, but like I said, some nights they just refuse and head for the trees. Guineas have a "uni-brain." Whatever one does, they all do.
     
  7. Soccer Mom

    Soccer Mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2009
    West of Crazy
    Found one more pic. Here is what the finished coop looked like.

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2010
  8. Cacklin" Hens

    Cacklin" Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    249
    1
    109
    Jan 26, 2010
    VA
    I have no pen for my guineas. My guineas are free range 24/7. i believe it is unfair to keep guineas penned up all the time. They are wild birds from Africa that roam free. Guineas' diets are supposed to include bugs, weed seeds, and other necessities found outside of a coop. I have had mine for 13 years (not the same ones though! LOL) and I havent lost the first one to a predator. This is just my personal opinion of raising guineas. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2010
  9. Cacklin" Hens

    Cacklin" Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    249
    1
    109
    Jan 26, 2010
    VA
    Quote:i agree with you to the fullest extent. Guineas shouldn't be cooped up!!! I finally found somebody who agrees with me! [​IMG]
     
  10. yoker

    yoker Chillin' With My Peeps

    603
    0
    149
    Jul 7, 2008
    I agree on leting them free range I was just thinking of having a little coop or roosts for at night.
    And untill they are used to living here.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by