Raccoon "Watchdog"?

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by ChickenBoy99, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. ChickenBoy99

    ChickenBoy99 Out Of The Brooder

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    One morning I looked outside and saw a raccoon trotting down the hill towards our barn. So as I went to chase it away (with a gun), I saw one of our free range guines run out of the barn doing that squaking thing they do and made the raccoon hightail it out of there. Is that normal, or is it just that guinea. (By the way the guinea hen had keets.)
     
  2. Trefoil

    Trefoil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In my experience its a one time deal. Guinea encounters with coons usually end up with the guinea being dinner. Give her a well done for me.
     
  3. terrilhb

    terrilhb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't know about Racoons but 1 of my guinea's ran screaming a 2 dogs that showed up here yesterday. Luckily it escaped. What the heck do they think? [​IMG]
     
  4. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    Seen it here more than once and my guineas have never been hurt, the coons just want to get away cause their cover has been blown and they know the dogs will come next.
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  5. YellowChicken

    YellowChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    The raccoons around here are active at night. Would the guineas alert us at night or are they blind like chickens at night?
     
  6. JLeigh

    JLeigh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Racoons are one of Guineas top predators. I would not rely on them for "racoon control."
     
  7. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Guineas are completely blind at night, they typically won't alert to raccoons or any other night time predator until panic sets it during an attack... and by them you've probably already lost at least one bird (if you are lucky enough to hear the commotion).
     
  8. ChickenBoy99

    ChickenBoy99 Out Of The Brooder

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    We had 6 Guineas but unfortanatly we lost them to raccoons. (We shot 36 raccoons that summer). No we have 2 full grown and 12 keets.
     
  9. YellowChicken

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    Wow, 36! You must live in the deep south? Actually, we haven't seen any lately. Neighbor got a pyrenees dog and he might have run them off. I need to find a LGD for 4-footed (and 2- footed) critters.
     
  10. ChickenBoy99

    ChickenBoy99 Out Of The Brooder

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    No, I live in west michigan.
     

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