These "guineas" you speak of...

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by jennmugg, May 13, 2009.

  1. jennmugg

    jennmugg Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 2, 2009
    Titusville Florida
    [​IMG] what are they? Are they some big aggressive breed that protect the rest of the flock? Or are they even a breed of chicken?
  2. sparkles2307

    sparkles2307 Terd of Hurtles

    Google "guinea fowl" or "guinea hen"
  3. swampducks

    swampducks Overrun With Guineas

    Feb 29, 2008
    Barton City, MI
    I call them my African chickens. They weigh about 4 pounds, come in many shades of gray, buff and white, make a loud noise when startled and fly and run around like maniacs.

    I think they are cool, but not very good for flock protection.
  4. TammyTX

    TammyTX Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 16, 2009
    Our neighbors had 5 guineas but now their guineas have us! I don't even think they go home to roost anymore because I can hear them in the cedar elm in the front pasture. I keep water out for them too.

    We don't mind, they eat grasshoppers. We still have snakes though so don't count on them for snake control and they do like to dust bathe in my flower beds and garden! [​IMG]
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Lavender Guineas I used to have pictured below. They are nothing like chickens, trust me:

  6. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    They are kinda cute in an ugly sort of way LOL but very pretty
  7. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    Quote:speckledhen, why dont you have them n e more? were they too annoying?

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