The guinea fowl itch!

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by Missi, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. Missi

    Missi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For now I am sticking to quail but...

    I do have the guinea fowl itch! They are *so* cute & I really should start with regular guineas before I move on to my Vulturine, some day. Only concern I have is, according to zoning codes in my area, I must keep them penned 100' from the back of my house & 75' from the corner of any neighbors' dwelling. My neighbors put up with my noisy parrots, but guineas most likely sound off much more often than my parrots considering we have racoons, possums, feral cats, an occasional grey fox & cottonmouths in & out of our back lot on a fairly regular basis. I only want a few pair, not too-too many.

    Do they sound off at rabbits, deer & other non predators?

    I guess as long as I stick to the zoning code rules, it doesn't matter if my neighbors are bothered by the noise or not [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    My guineas sound off at a leaf falling from the tree. They are LOUD !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Between my peacocks and guineas going back and forth with their sounds, I don't know who is the worst. Probably the guineas I would imagine. [​IMG]
     
  3. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I have seen my Guineas actually attack jack rabbits during the breeding season, lol (stupid hormone driven males!)

    My younger Guineas usually tend to sound off at anything (like living, breathing noisy motion detectors, lol), but as they get older, a little more streetwise and used to the normal sights and sounds of your land they quiet down and only go off on things that are really a problem.

    Bothered neighbors usually results in Guineas disappearing (seems like the Guineas always know which neighbor does not like them, so they visit over there daily, purposely making themselves a bother!), so you may wanna buddy up with your neighbors prior to getting any Guineas, lol. Explaining their tick, bug and snake control benefits is helpful, plus giving the neighbors fresh Guinea eggs helps sweetens the deal too.
     
  4. Missi

    Missi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the tips, guys [​IMG] I think I'll need to experience the guinea fowl sound-offs in person before I make my decision! LOL
     
  5. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Quote:Go to YOU TUBE and type in guineas. You can HEAR how they sound. [​IMG]

    Good luck.
     
  6. Missi

    Missi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did that this morning. My dogs looked at me like "What in the world MOM?!!" [​IMG] I don't know if I can handle all that racket from the roos. I adore trhe calls the hens make, though [​IMG] It is kind of sweet. Maybe I can find a few guinea hens. [​IMG]
     
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