Why do you love your guineas? The positive side of being owned by a guinea

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by pattyhen, Dec 6, 2016.

  1. pattyhen

    pattyhen Chicks Ducks oh my

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    There are so many things about having guineas that I love. Their looks for one thing. They just make you smile to look at them. Their attitute towards life, I can't wait to get out of the coop and check out everything. Their personalities I only have two but they each have a different personality. Spiderman is more happy go lucky, a teaser and Mary Jane is more serious. She follows him around and goes where he goes even if she doesn't want to at the moment. Their want for companionship. Just a few little pets and a rub under the chin and their happy as larks.

    I can think of a lot more reasons but I want to hear everyones point of views.
     
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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    He used to perch on the deck railing at daybreak and scream until the entire house was awakened. Love ? He sure was an interesting bird.
     
  3. pattyhen

    pattyhen Chicks Ducks oh my

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    Did you only have the one guinea? Maybe he was lonely and wanted company. [​IMG]
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    He just showed up one day and stayed. The chickens were his flock. but I think that 'I' was his primary flock leader. He woul spend all day following me and helping on whatever task I was working on.
     
  5. pattyhen

    pattyhen Chicks Ducks oh my

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    Thats sweet so he adopted you all. Is he still alive?
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    No. He was here for 3 years, but a fox eventually got him.
     
  7. pattyhen

    pattyhen Chicks Ducks oh my

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    So sorry for your loss. [​IMG]
     
  8. Ethlin

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    They were dumb and extremely annoying when I had them, but I loved having them since they were very funny how they acted compared to other birds. Wanted to get some more, but I can't really afford any more birds right now.
     
  9. uphilljill

    uphilljill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    tick control, great watchdogs, robust health... lots of good qualities.
     
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  10. GlennLee

    GlennLee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I didn't want to love them, I tried to fight it for a long time, but then I fell hard!

    I got them for ticks and insect control and that was the only reason at the time. Now I love them most for the entertainment they provide and for all the "trouble" they get into.

    My husband and I spend more time trying to problem solve guinea dilemmas than we do anything else. I love their eggs, I love their personalities and I think they are just hands down beautiful birds!
     
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