what is this thing that wont leave coop?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by JesCelina, Oct 31, 2016.

  1. JesCelina

    JesCelina Out Of The Brooder

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    we came home from a week long trip and when we got back, we found this hanging around our chicken coop. My brother who came by each day to check on my girls made mention that a "turkey' was hanging around and never left. I took a picture to send to a friend who works with the DNR says it is a peafowl. Not familiar with peafowls and was wondering if someone here could help me. I am afraid to let my girls out....is this male or female? what do I do?? it seems friendly but...


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  2. Eggsoteric

    Eggsoteric Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks to be a guinea fowl. I don't own guinea, much too vocal for my area, however, those that do own them swear they're great at tick management, however, if you keep bees, best not to have them. I'm afraid I'm no help in the what sex it looks to be.
     
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  3. Cel45

    Cel45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes looks like a guinea, but the face looks weird. They have two wattles but I don't see those.
     
  4. JesCelina

    JesCelina Out Of The Brooder

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    YES!! the face looks very strange...it looks like a half turkey half?
     
  5. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Looks like a guinea to me..... [​IMG] I don't have any, but our neighbors do.

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  6. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    That's a male guinea fowl. The face looks funny in that picture because it;s side ways plus he has the big adult male wattles- those stick out sideways from the face.
     
  7. dekel18042

    dekel18042 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely a guinea fowl. They love to eat ticks. If you want to know the sex, listen to it vocalize. A hen makes a two syllable noise while a male's noise is only one syllable. Sort of like wheatWHEAT versus wheat wheat.......wheat.......
     
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  8. PeacockJoJo

    PeacockJoJo Out Of The Brooder

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    Adorable little guinea! Many people around my area keep them with their flocks for protection from aerial predators
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Aw cute little guinea. Will you keep him?
     
  10. JesCelina

    JesCelina Out Of The Brooder

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    More than likely!! I just dont want my girls upset. they havent laid eggs in a few day and my astrothorp is losing her feathers:( I let them out and for a few mins all was great until IT started chasing them. I had to shoosh him away. he made it into their coop and started eating their food. I was afraid they would not go back in, but he eventually got out after he figured how to and I was able to coax them back in. i immediatly shut the door. will continue trying to work with this situation....
     

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