Why did she do that? Why oh why oh why?? More work for me!!!

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by Mrs. Fluffy Puffy, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Yesterday afternoon it was time to lock up the guineas so I call them and get all of them but one in the hutch. So I thought, well I don't wonna leave it out so I opened the hutch door again and here came all the guineas out again! [​IMG]
    So I just leave it open and leave. Come back and they are gone! Then I look up and see them on the roof ... so then I try to get them off of the roof. I failed. So I just left them alone. So I go out in the backyard to lock up my baby chicks and I see them roosting high in the tree! I'm was about to pull out my hair I was so mad! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    So this morning I look out in the hutch and there they all are eating breakfast so I shut the door of them and I "Was" going to leave them in there for a few days so they'd go back in there at night. Then my little sister goes out and lets them all out! UGH! GRRRRR! [​IMG] Oh, I was so mad! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    So now this afternoon I'm gonna have to chase them all over the coutry again! Why did she have to do that? Why, oh why, oh Why? [​IMG]
     
  2. MuranoFarms

    MuranoFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lol
    Don't worry about it just yet. Mine decided to stay out one night a few weeks ago. The next day, 1 came back in the coop to sleep. The night after that, they were all back and have been back every night since. Yours will probably all be back in tonight.
     
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  3. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    I dunno, that was their second time roosting in that tree. They have never gone back to their coop yet. I've always had to catch them.
     
  4. oesdog

    oesdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try putting a treat in the coop last thing for them kid - it works everytime with mine and they will soon learn if they don;t come home they don;t get a treat!

    Oesdog - [​IMG]
     
  5. bald k9

    bald k9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How long did you pen them before you let them out ,it is supposed to be like keep them in the pen for 6 to 8 weeks before you let them out, and they get in the habit of sleeping there,!then you can let them go and they return every night [supposed to return every night] good luck running around catching them ,, But do be mad at your sister, just make her help catch them LOL
     
  6. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    Yep treats in the coop and duck tape on the kid.
     
  7. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    I do when ever they go in I give them a little scratch. They love it! I only left them in there over night as soon as we got it fixed up. I wasn't going to let them out but my mom did. I sleep late so when every I get up they're already out. If I get them in the coop tonight they're gonna stay in there awhile.
     
  8. robin416

    robin416 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A young flock without mature birds as the leaders can be more of a challenge the first year. Once they reach maturity it does become easier to get them to come when you call.
     
  9. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Quote:They come great when they're called! I say: Here lil' guineas! And they comma runn'in!
    It's just getting them to go back to the hutch!
    I hope when they're older they'll learn! [​IMG]
     
  10. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

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    I kept mine penned in for the 8 weeks. They have not spent 1 night in there since the day they figured out they could get out. They always come home at night and roost on the fence. We don't have much of a predator problem but come winter I will have to lock them up again. Hopefully I will be able to get them in there!
     

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