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surprise visit from lone lost guinea fowl

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by moglodite, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. moglodite

    moglodite Hatching

    Jun 28, 2010
    We've got a visitor! A lone and apparently lost guinea fowl is hanging around our coop and chasing the flock around. Poor thing, she just wants to join the chickens, but the chickens are scared to death of her and raising their warning cackle, which in response gets the guinea clattering. Quite a scene. The bird is running from humans, and is also scared of the "chicken friendly" dog.

    Our new pullet is missing, assumed hiding.

    I'd be happy to adopt if the chickens would start showing kindness to strangers. Ironically, we get a lot of wild turkey which doesn't faze the chickens one bit.

    Do guinea fowl often roam solo? We're in a semi rural neighborhood and the only guinea fowl I've seen were over 10 miles away.
  2. Plain_View_Farm

    Plain_View_Farm Songster

    Apr 5, 2008
    Central Virginia
    Guineas, ours at least, like to be in groups. Probably for their own protection....
    The more eyes looking the less likely a predator sneaking up on them.
    I hope your chickens warm up to their guest.

  3. robin416

    robin416 Songster

    Feb 6, 2007
    Chances are someone got themselves a Guinea and it got away or the bird was separated from the flock when attacked and your chickens drew it in. Everyone will calm down but it will take patience, a ton of patience where the Guinea is concerned. If its a female things should work out smoothly. If its a male all bets are off.

    If you regularly bribe your birds with treats I would offer some to them, take their minds off the interloper for a few minutes any way.

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