What to do with guinea fowl!!!!!!!!!Any pics????

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by chicken_angler, Aug 31, 2008.

  1. chicken_angler

    chicken_angler Coop Constructist

    Jun 23, 2008
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    I am getting some guineas and wondering how to raise them and all I need to know about them. I need to know how to feed them, water them, what to have in their coop and everything else about them. I m getting about 3 that are 1 month old or little bigger. They will free range in my 3 acre fenced in yard. Any tips or pics will be gladly appreciated. Thanks Everyone!!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. chicken_angler

    chicken_angler Coop Constructist

    Jun 23, 2008
    a house
    No ones got any guineas? Sorry! LOL
     
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Your guineas will need to be penned up for 3 - 4 months. They take a little longer to learn where home is and you have to teach them. If they are 1 month old or older your place is not their home and they won't be happy there. If you turn them out they will be more likely to wander off and fly away.

    They are best if left a bit wild so that when you do turn them out they forage and tend to themselves.
     
  4. Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up Count your many blessings...

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    I just now read this, and I would suggest you first read some books or do some online research on the topic. At least talk with the folks where you're getting these month-old keets. Or do a search on topics already posted. Then you could post your more specific questions to the forum here. I think you're asking a whole lot of info from folks here that is already published elsewhere, if you'll take the time to look.
     
  5. peeps and quacks are me

    peeps and quacks are me Out Of The Brooder

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    I had 5 older guineas that would perch above the horses @ night until a fox ate everyone one of them. We lost one each night. I would suggest letting the keets run with the chickens until they learn where home is then you can turn them out.
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Lock them where they cannot fly over for several weeks, because they will if given a chance. Keep them inside the coop for about a month to six weeks, not letting them out at all. If the pen is covered, you could let them into the pen. If you dont they'll leave in search of whatever guineas search for.
     
  7. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2007
    MERRY LAND
    http://www.guineafowl.com/

    this is a good place to start, a lot will depend on whether you plan to house them with you chickens(assuming you have chickens) the book Gardening with guineas is about the only book for just guineas, most other books are just a blurb in one section of a poultry book.
     
  8. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2007
    MERRY LAND
    Keets with thier MOM
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    Keets
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    about 5 months
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    Roosting in the rafters with the chickens
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    Just to contradict what everyone else says mine mine have been loose since a couple of days old, however I never started with Teenagers mine were day olds raised with chicks, or keets raised by hens.
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Love your guineas, Dennis! I miss my crazy nuts alot. I just have to get more later on-this time I'll let a hen hatch some for me.
     
  10. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2007
    MERRY LAND
    Quote:No eggs now, but let me know when your ready, hatched a bunch and sent lots of eggs out in the swap threads.

    I need to update that picture of MOM, her babies are almost 3 months old, and all 10 stay with her wherever she goes.
     

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