Stupid Guineas

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by darkmatter, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. darkmatter

    darkmatter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have over a foot of snow and sub zero temperatures. I still open the chicken door for the chickens and guineas to get out during the day if they want. Since the snow, they have been staying inside or within 6 feet of the door. Three guineas decided to fly up to the trees and not come in at night------HaHaHa, I left them out, boy were they ready to come in the next morning. Every few days another (or same?) guinea or two decides they don't want to go up and has to relearn that freezing in the trees with the owl hooting around all night is not something they want to repeat. (the chickens seem afraid of the snow, they don't come out just step out and return,) I have Twenty Guineas and Forty Chickens sharing the coop, the Guineas hog the top bars of the roost.
     
  2. TedsFarms

    TedsFarms Out Of The Brooder

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    hahaha, yeah, my 20 some odd guinea would hardly make a peep when it was 0 degrees. I had to feed and water them in the coup as well because they would not walk in the snow. It was quiet around the property during that time! lol Although the fricken geese were still bathing and had icicles hanging from their feathers.
     
  3. Mine found out that if they FLEW every where they wanted to go, the snow was tolerable.

    They sure were a BUNCH of happy campers in the 50 degree temps. these last few days.
     
  4. TedsFarms

    TedsFarms Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Good point. I keep the guineas fully enclosed in their 20x50' ish coup. The roof height is only 12' so flying is kept to a minimal when the weather is nice.
     

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