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Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by yoker, Feb 3, 2010.
Please post pics of your guinea pens.
State what you like/dislike about them.
Thanks in advance
Quote:mine free range. the yard is there pen. lol.
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.
Pens? 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Found one more pic. Here is what the finished coop looked like.
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.
Quote:i agree with you to the fullest extent. Guineas shouldn't be cooped up!!! I finally found somebody who agrees with me!
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.