Which comes first? Guinea or the Chicken?

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by WldFlwrs, Mar 2, 2015.

  1. WldFlwrs

    WldFlwrs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very new to Guinea Fowl and Chickens here.
    Only experience was raising guinea fowl as I high school biology project :)

    My husband was so anxious to get guineas to combat the pests with the warm season fast approaching.
    We ordered the keets we want, but the chickens I want won't be available until May.

    I am worried this may be a problem if we try to get them to share a coop.

    Any advice/experience?

    Thanks!
     
  2. LoveThemBirds

    LoveThemBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have never raised guineas,but chickens,are one if the things I have.

    Chickens get along with many,well, just about,all poultry.The guineas will likely be very dominant and/or even try killing your chickens.

    My first suggestions would be,introducing them threw crates,or fencing for a few hours or a couple of days.Also,assure that the guineas or chickens have no diseases.

    Welcome to BYC!Hope I gave sime helpful advice!

    P.s,how many guineas and chickens do you plan on keeping?
     
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  3. WldFlwrs

    WldFlwrs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Husband ordered 30 keets, expecting to lose at least half. We have 25 acres within a National Forest. I only want 6 to 8 hens. Our neighbors got 20 keets and only have 6 left.
     
  4. gguineasfamily

    gguineasfamily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You shouldn't lose any keets if your kee them in an a brooder until they're eight weeks and don't let them free range until they're full size. My tiny silkies are 4th in the pecking order of my 24 guineas, so the guineas won't necessarily kill the chickens. I would keep them separated unless supervised until the chickens are full grown, just to be sure.

    I hope this helps! :)
     
  5. WldFlwrs

    WldFlwrs Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. WldFlwrs

    WldFlwrs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you
     

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