Well I just got 3 new guineas!

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by sred98, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. sred98

    sred98 Songster

    Jan 18, 2008
    Answered an ad on craigslist for 4 free guineas! After talking with the lady, it turns out that there are 4 free IF you take the duck with them. Have never had a duck, had no intentions of ever having a duck, but now I do. Unfortunately, her dog had killed one of the guineas by the time I got there. It was a white one. The head male is a regular guinea, then there is a lavender left, and a regular pied. The duck looks like a girl, and is a regular white one.

    The first thing that happened when I let them out was the dominate male jumped on my car!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] I snatched him off, and put him in the pen. My other 5 guineas were standing around the van, because they have never done it or seen it done before! I hope they don't start! [​IMG]

    They are about the size of my youngest lavender guinea, and I put it in the cage with the new head male. It hasn't bonded with my established group, so I am hoping it will hang with the new group.

    I am really excited, but upset about the white one. While I was gathering them up, this stupid little dog was chasing them, and I asked if that was the one, and she said YES!!! The idiot had it out chasing them while I am trying to gather them up.

  2. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

    Mar 1, 2009
    Muskogee OK
    they are alot better off with you! be interesting to see how they integrate, so what did the others do? did they try to see them? or stand back and discuss it?
  3. sred98

    sred98 Songster

    Jan 18, 2008
    My guineas are pretty accepting, so they tried to follow these new guineas around and be one whole flock, but the new guineas kept running away from them. They had no idea what was going on! My poor guineas would be running to catch up, and they'd just run faster and faster away. They did go into the barn last night and roosted with some of the chickens. This was the first time they've done that because they were basically in a triangle-shaped chicken tractor on the ground.

    I'm not sure if the guineas think they are a duck, or if the duck thinks it's a guinea, but they all run around together. It's pretty cute.

  4. CCCChickenman

    CCCChickenman In the Brooder

    Aug 26, 2009
    Canon City, CO
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2009

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