Setting guinea

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by belvaf, Jun 16, 2016.

  1. belvaf

    belvaf New Egg

    Jun 16, 2016
    I have a setting guinea and the other 4 I have stay right with her instead of roosting in there normal place and during the day they may go a little way but dont go far from her is this natural
  2. R2elk

    R2elk Chicken Obsessed

    Feb 24, 2013
    Natrona County, Wyoming
    It sounds like you have one hen and four males. It is natural for the males to guard the nest of the hen.
  3. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 19, 2015
    Eastern Shore, MD
    I have two females and two males and they all pretty much hang around the area while any female is on the nest. Is she just laying or is she actually sitting on the eggs (brooding)?
  4. belvaf

    belvaf New Egg

    Jun 16, 2016
    Just an update. My guinea hatched out all of her eggs think there were 25 or 26. I am down to 21. They stay mostly in there original pen area but are now starting to venture to the pasture.. I have been offered 4 peacocks about 4 weeks old anyone know how these 2 species react to each other?
  5. dianneS

    dianneS Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 16, 2009
    South Central PA
    I don't personally have peacocks, but I know someone who does along with a huge flock of guineas and everyone gets along just fine. They do free-range however, they are not penned up together. They will voluntarily roost in her barn if the weather is really bad. Otherwise both the guineas and the peafowl roost in the trees outside.

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