Temporary Guinea Fowl Pen

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by Foul, Aug 26, 2014.

  1. Foul

    Foul New Egg

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    I haven't found a thread devoted to this topic. If you know of one, point me in the right direction.
    I have 16 three week old guinea keets that are ready to be transitioned into a large back field. There is a vegetable garden in production for the next 1-2 months within range of their soon-to-be house. I'm concerned about them getting into it, and am thinking of surrounding their house with an 8 ft tall, 20 ft x 24 ft plastic deer fencing pen with a deer fencing roof stretched across the top. This would at least give them 30 sq ft per guinea. I can get rid of the pen when the vegetables are out of production and allow them to free range. Does this seem like too limiting of a structure until they are up to 3 months old? I can build a slightly larger structure with no roof if they cannot fly over 8 ft before they are 3 months old as an alternative.
    Any advice?
     
  2. dheltzel

    dheltzel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    That sounds like plenty of room to me. They could be permanently confined in that amount of space, so as temporary housing it will work great.
     

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