It is not a good idea to have just one turkey and definitely a bad idea to have just one guinea. Both of these birds are flock birds and do best with others of their own kind. I never recommend having less than ten guineas to satisfy their needs for their own kind. Neither guineas or turkeys are chickens and both require much more "personal space" than do chickens.Can i have a turkey hen and a guinea hen with 4 chickens(3 standard hens and bantam rooster) ?
As long as they will have lots of space a pair of hen turkeys could get along with your chickens. I consider 10 sq. ft. per bird the minimum for turkeys.Ok, will not consider getting a guinea. What about two female turkeys with the chickens ?
I already have the chickens and someone near me has some female turkeys and asked me if i want some for free
I assume that's just in the coop. They would need more roost length too, maybe 18-24" instead of 12" per bird? Roost also would have to be further from walls, again maybe 18-24" instead of 12".As long as they will have lots of space a pair of hen turkeys could get along with your chickens. I consider 10 sq. ft. per bird the minimum for turkeys.
Just curious to know how old your guineas are. It is very common to see a post such as this from people that have not yet been through a breeding season with their guineas. Once breeding season arrives it turns into a completely different story.we have 6 guineas that share a coop with our 5 chickens and have had no issues! their feed is inside and we put up a roost on the covered enclosed run and the guineas almost always sleep outside on that roost, and the chickens inside.
they do stick to their own kind tho..the guineas all stay together and i just love them...they are so quirky and funny to watch (they are very loud tho, so keep that in mind if you are considering them!)
That helps. If you have not been through a breeding season yet, you have an experience coming as they chase around as fast as they can go and break feathers off of each other's backs. Their preferred method of attack is from the rear.maybe it helps that they roost in separate areas?