vulturine guinea fowl

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by smw18, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. smw18

    smw18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you guys heard of them? If so can you please inform me if they can live along side chickens? I know guineas can, but these seem different from the normal guinea I see around. As far a head, and body looks go I mean. I really think they look cool, but I am not about to go out looking for one if I cant take care of it. Did it with a emu, did research, found I didnt have what it requires as far as space, and said nope not going to happen. I hate having unhappy animals and if this guinea is going to be unhappy or make my chickens unhappy then I really dont want to waste more time doing research or looking for one.
    Any information I would be greatful for, thank you.
     
  2. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Vulturines are pretty expensive (usually at least $500/pair), and if I owned any I would keep them housed/penned separately to avoid them possibly getting any poultry diseases from the chickens. I've read they are quieter and not as skittish as regular Guineas, but I don't know how well they interact with chickens. They typically need supplemental heat (even heated roosts) during the cold season, because they are exceptionally susceptible to frostbite and not nearly as hearty as Helmeted Guinea Fowl.

    There's a couple threads here on BYC that discuss vulturines, try to do a search for them, they should give you more/better info.
     
  3. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    look up Spectrum Ranch,
    they have them, i think they are around 1200 for a pair if i remember right. he even has hybrids
    Beautiful birds, i would love to have some if i could free range them but i don't think you can , cause they will fly away and i ain't having anything thats gonna raise my electric bill, it is high enough already.
     
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  4. smw18

    smw18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Holy geez thats okay. Maybe later down the road but at that price and the set up I have and will need the price is unrealistic
    Maybe one day I will come back with my Dreams of the guinea and the emu. I was thinking maybe $50 each but $500 each is a little out of my price range.
     
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  6. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    That little roo is hilarious.
     
  7. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Their feathers/colors/markings are very pretty, but somebody played a dirty trick on them when it came to their heads... [​IMG]
    Looks like their toupee's flew away in the wind !!! [​IMG]
     
  8. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller Premium Member

    LOL Little red Toupee's..... Kind of like Friar Tuck meets a blue vulture..... Hee hee.
     
  9. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller Premium Member


    LOL.... Kind of like my moms Chihuahua trying to beat up a Doberman.....
     

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