Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by happyfeetfarm, Nov 20, 2009.

  1. happyfeetfarm

    happyfeetfarm In the Brooder

    Nov 16, 2009
    I have heard after they hit about 4 months of age you can not relocate them, they will just go back to their orginal home, is this true? I have several and a friend that wants some but mine are all over 4 months of age

  2. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

    May 24, 2008
    Southeast Arkansas
    I don't know from experience, but I have also heard they are bad about up and leaving if they are not raised where released.
  3. Aj1911

    Aj1911 Songster

    Jun 4, 2009
    nope and nope

    he will have to keep them locked in the pen he wants them in for about a month and a half tho so they do stay and know where is home.
  4. allanimals21

    allanimals21 Songster

    Aug 27, 2009
    Quote:Yep...All you should have to do is keep them penned for a while feed them and teach them where home is. They will stay. Just takes time

  5. happyfeetfarm

    happyfeetfarm In the Brooder

    Nov 16, 2009
    Thank you
  6. Depending on how many you get, you can pen them for a number of weeks and let one out and keep the other in.

    Then when the one is happy with coming back to the coop or barn you can let another out.

    Adult Guineas take a bit of time, 8 week old take a whole lot less time to get this done and

    this is the age I look for Guineas when I buy them without raising them from keets.

    Guinea fowl seem to be babies until about age 12 weeks. Adults WILL roost in your trees around

    your property and then eventually roost in your barn with the rest.

    The best thing to do it get about 6 or so use to coming back in to roost and you can introduce other Guinea

    fowl into your flock and they will roam with yours during the day and eventually come to roost with them.

    Guinea fowl DO NOT like to be alone and they will gravitate to any Guinea they see. Females are especially important

    to have around as they call to the others. I use a really large cage and let the other Guinea around them when I am

    introducing new ones. Keep your new ones in a safe environment, if you can get them up high in their cage they tend

    to not freak out so much as they roos as high as they can.

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