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want guineas

Discussion in 'Buy Sell Auction - Archives' started by erinm, Jun 21, 2007.

  1. erinm

    erinm Posting For A change

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    Doesn't anyone know where i can get 2 guineas in MA? Thanks Erin M.
     
  2. Standard Hen

    Standard Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 17, 2007
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    Hi Erin,

    Where in MA are you? I know a woman in my town that had a bunch of Guinea eggs in the incubator as of May when I picked some chicks up from her..
    I just got three one year olds for free from someone that was giving them away. They are still in lockdown because I have a feeling if I let them out they will be history! I am located in the Southeastern part of the state.
     
  3. erinm

    erinm Posting For A change

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    I am in central MA. about 20 minutes from worcester. But after all I have read about guineas , I am thinking maybe a couple of turkies instaed?
     
  4. Cheri

    Cheri Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]I want Guineas. But I would have to fence in my front yard first.
     
  5. erinm

    erinm Posting For A change

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    that is one reason why i am reconsidering because they take off. erinm
     
  6. Royal Oaks Ranch

    Royal Oaks Ranch Out Of The Brooder

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    Clip one wing and they wont be able to fly, fence them in, then they will stay home [​IMG] Mine stay home but then again I live on 11 1/2 acres... They have more room than they need..
     
  7. jkcove08

    jkcove08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you get a few babies they should stay home. Mine are still young but they run all around the property eating bugs. We have 3 acres more or less. They also have a little heard of chicks and turkeys that fallow too. It is real funny to watch. There are 2 half grown guineas, a male and a female and then 5 younger keets, 10 to 15 young chickens and 2 turkeys that run together. Then there are also 2 half grown gosling and 2 ducks that are with them. THey go on thier own when I let them out. They love following my DH when he mows since that throw the bugs around. It is a blast to watch them. Jenn
     
  8. erinm

    erinm Posting For A change

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    You don't ahve any problems with chickens / turkeys together? I see conflicting dicumaentation about thet. i would like turkeys If I decde no on the guineas.
     
  9. jkcove08

    jkcove08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A couple of my turkeys free range, in other words I clip thier wing and they still get out..lol and the chickens also free range. They leave each other alone. I have had a couple times where a rooster that is not top dog go after my rehab tom. This tom turkey doesnt know he is a turkey though. Neither one was hurt at all. I would not put them in a small coop together though. My turkeys and geese are in the same pen together. Jenn
     

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