should i add 2 guinea hen to my flock??

nchls school

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i have 22 chickens and 6 ducks...
I am not sure what you mean by your question. Would they all get along? Yes, after an adjustment period. Be sure to quarantine the guineas for a while. Guineas are quite entertaining to have around and make good guard dogs. They can be noisy so close neighbors may not like them.

My flock consists of turkeys, call ducks, homing pigeons, Yokohama and phoenix bantams, serama bantams, four little d'Uccle chicks, eight little dogs, and yesterday-three pea chicks joined the family.
 

R2elk

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i have 22 chickens and 6 ducks...
Read the thread Raising Guinea Fowl 101 and pay particular attention to posts made by @PeepsCA .

Guinea fowl are a flock bird and do best in large groups. I never recommend anyone having fewer than 10 guineas. Guineas have entirely different behaviors than any other poultry and can cause extreme stress to other types of poultry.

A pair of guinea hens will not benefit your flock. Only other guineas can understand guineas and their behaviors.

No, you should not add 2 guinea hens to your flock.
 

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It would also be important to know if the guineas are a pair and if the flock is free range. I believe a pair would do well without a flock of their own kind. If the birds are not to be free range then I'd say it was a bad idea to add two guineas.
 

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Read the thread Raising Guinea Fowl 101 and pay particular attention to posts made by @PeepsCA .

Guinea fowl are a flock bird and do best in large groups. I never recommend anyone having fewer than 10 guineas. Guineas have entirely different behaviors than any other poultry and can cause extreme stress to other types of poultry.

A pair of guinea hens will not benefit your flock. Only other guineas can understand guineas and their behaviors.

No, you should not add 2 guinea hens to your flock.
thank you for the article! i can't find those replies but from what i have read, i will not get them as i do not want to interrupt my flock. as it is i have a male silkie bullying some hens and it drives me crazy!
 

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It would also be important to know if the guineas are a pair and if the flock is free range. I believe a pair would do well without a flock of their own kind. If the birds are not to be free range then I'd say it was a bad idea to add two guineas.
Guineas are a flock bird. They do not do well in small numbers. They really need to be with other guineas for their flock dynamics to work properly.
 

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thank you for the article! i can't find those replies but from what i have read, i will not get them as i do not want to interrupt my flock. as it is i have a male silkie bullying some hens and it drives me crazy!
It isn't an article. It is an ongoing thread. Just click on the link that I provided and it will take you directly to the thread.

Raising Guinea Fowl 101
 

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