We got guinea'd

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by columbiacritter, Sep 5, 2012.

  1. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Songster

    Jun 7, 2008
    Scappoose Oregon
    My husband bought 3 chicks from a bantam bin at a feedstore to keep a lone chick he had company. I pretty much ignored them since I was NOT happy with the amount of hatches he'd done let alone buying more! The other day I heard weird sounds so I looked in the brooder to see if anything was wrong and saw, not chickens, well one chicken and three not chickens. At first I thought, pheasants? then I looked again and started to laugh. Guineas! my husband was less than happy. I won't keep them past butchering size since I like my neighbors.

    Now I wonder how many people bought bantam chicken chicks from that store and ended up with guineas?
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Hahaha! If you were closer, I'd trade you those three guinea keets for three bantam pullets!
  3. Chickenfan4life

    Chickenfan4life Crowing

    Aug 28, 2012
    Planet No
    Whoops! That's troublesome. But ya oughta keep em if your yur neighbors don't mind, since guineas eat ticks, mosquito larvae, bugs, and don't have to eat layer ration and scratch like chickens do, and yet still lay nutritious eggs... so, if your neighbors don't mind, ya really oughta keep em. [​IMG]
  4. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    I never liked them till I got them.....now no ticks, they alert.me to any one near the fence or strange things near the yard... Once adults they find most of their own food and they are just comical as heck. They also quite down once they get.older...

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