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thinking about getting a pair of guineas?

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by stormylady, Apr 3, 2011.

  1. stormylady

    stormylady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 27, 2008
    Illinois
    I was thinking about getting a pair of Guineas but need more info about them. Do they Crow at the break of Dawn?? And do they get along with the chickens and will the male Guinea fight with my Chicken Roos.??? Do they need to be housed seperately, and Ive heard they can be loud , so how loud would just 2 be, or should I just get a couple of Guinea hens instead? Thanks Sandy
     
  2. emvickrey

    emvickrey ChowDown Silkie Farm

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    They are very noisey and don't crow. Mine will make noise all night and day. Most nights they are quiet. If they see something they will sound off an alarm. The roos are aggressive to my chicken roos. One of them has actually been aggrivating my blue orphington roo so much. I hear the slamming against the wire and go chase off the guinea. I got them for bug control. It's the only reason they are here.My blue orphington is a beautiful bird but his come and waddles are a little beat up from him and the guinea fighting through the wire. They can't really get to each other but it irks me that Blue is being harassed.
     
  3. stormylady

    stormylady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 27, 2008
    Illinois
    Quote:I also have a beautiful Blue Orp Roo and was wondering about how they got along, so do you think a couple of hens would be alright with my Roos?
     
  4. peacockfarmer1

    peacockfarmer1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have a male guinea that really doesnt bother the roosters (maybe because my roosters are all game) but that guinea will put his wings up and chase the gamehens around so far hes never caught one or hurt
    as for housing i let mine pair free range with gamehens they have survived for 3 years roosting in a pine tree
    so far for the noise my roosters make alot more noise always crowing the guinea rooster doesnt make as much noise as the hen from my observation.
     
  5. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Woods, TX
    You need at least 6 guineas to make 1 brain! [​IMG] They do make a bunch of rackett but some get use to it. They can be aggressive to other birds especially when penned with them. I have 1 free range black ameracauna rooster who lives in the barm most of the time with a chocolate palm jake. I have no chicken hens that free range. Yesterday when I was feeding, the rooster mounted a guinea hen! Guineas don't like new birds comming into the flock. They are great watch dogs and when bugs are out, they don't eat much feed. I love my guineas and my 14 free rangers fly to me from the fields when I call to them. I love to see them fly.
     
  6. Ellen Neudecker

    Ellen Neudecker Out Of The Brooder

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    Guinea fowl have great alarm systems. When they sound depends on the situation. Anything new or strange could trigger the alarm. My Guinea hens have lived with my chicken hens for a year now without problems. When it comes to treat distribution, I usually select 2 separate areas because the chickens get to the treats faster and then the Guineas get frustrated and try to shoo the chickens away.
     
  7. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ahahaha!!! [​IMG] So true!
     

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