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Re: See some Guinea hens [Re: Bruce T] #7133036
01/12/21 12:21 AM
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They are very popular here in France. You can buy them right alongside chickens in the store. I like them but don't often buy them.

Saw lots of wild ones in Kenya and Sengal. They are supposed to be a hoot to hunt. Kind of like sage grouse hunting. I think I'd get tired of having them around the house though.

Pete

Re: See some Guinea hens [Re: Bruce T] #7133241
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Pete, you gotta be hard of hearing like me, then you don't get upset by the noise!


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Re: See some Guinea hens [Re: lee steinmeyer] #7133244
01/12/21 08:40 AM
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Originally Posted by lee steinmeyer
Pete, you gotta be hard of hearing like me, then you don't get upset by the noise!

Lol...I am hard of hearing.


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Re: See some Guinea hens [Re: Bruce T] #7133247
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I'm considering a few this spring.

Wonder how My Redbone would handle it laugh


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Re: See some Guinea hens [Re: Bruce T] #7133265
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Oh, and hope you don't have any shiny wheel rims or bumpers on your vehicles. Guineas love to look at themselves and fight, & scratch at the reflections and can near flake the chrome off 'em!


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Re: See some Guinea hens [Re: Bruce T] #7133276
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I kept mine in the coop for a month or so and that was the only place I fed them. After that I would open the coop door in the morning and they would all come running out. By evening they were all back in the coop and waiting to be fed. They were super easy to care for.


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Re: See some Guinea hens [Re: Bruce T] #7133305
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Nice coop 160user!!!


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Re: See some Guinea hens [Re: 330-Trapper] #7133310
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Nice coop 160user!!!


Thanks. It makes a great lure shed now.


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Re: See some Guinea hens [Re: 160user] #7133315
01/12/21 09:51 AM
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Originally Posted by 160user
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Nice coop 160user!!!


Thanks. It makes a great lure shed now.

My small young bird oy coop is also my Winter paint booth. 1 heater in a couple hours gets it up to 60


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Re: See some Guinea hens [Re: Bruce T] #7133381
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I've had guineas 20-25 times and never had them to come back to a coop or pen, bought grown birds, hatched eggs, had keets given to me. Kept in coops for days or weeks, the first time free they were gone.
But, I have known others that got grown birds or keets and they did stay around. I've seen them get about a 1/4 mile from home and still make it back by dark, never have figured out why they stay or go.

Re: See some Guinea hens [Re: Bruce T] #7133395
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Grown birds are a crap shoot! But like I said above, keep young birds in the coop till grown, and they come in like chickens. That is home to them then.


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Re: See some Guinea hens [Re: Bruce T] #7133416
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My father had a lot of different birds. A bunch of turkeys, Peacock, Guineas, Pheasants and chickens.

There came a point after a couple of years my dad wanted to rid of the Guineas. Too noisy all the time.

So we boxed them up and delivered them to the state land with some scratch and corn. About a week later they showed up at another persons house about a mile away.

My dad never let on to the woman that they were his.


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Re: See some Guinea hens [Re: Bruce T] #7133421
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Guineas are roamers . . . "the grass is always greener on the other side" theory. laugh


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Re: See some Guinea hens [Re: K52] #7141465
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Originally Posted by K52
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We had about 20 at our last farm, that constant sound makes me irritated and anxious.
I was working on the roof and watched them all hassle a snake which they chased it in through my front door.


We were having an outdoor fish fry at my son's place and one of his friends told him those guineas need oiled, they had a bad squeak.

Hahaha that's gold, they sound like the windmill on my Dad's farm


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Re: See some Guinea hens [Re: tjm] #7141486
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Originally Posted by tjm
I've had guineas 20-25 times and never had them to come back to a coop or pen, bought grown birds, hatched eggs, had keets given to me. Kept in coops for days or weeks, the first time free they were gone.
But, I have known others that got grown birds or keets and they did stay around. I've seen them get about a 1/4 mile from home and still make it back by dark, never have figured out why they stay or go.


If you raise guineas with chickens, it's easier to get them to go into the coop and to stick around.

Keith

Re: See some Guinea hens [Re: KeithC] #7141490
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Originally Posted by KeithC
Originally Posted by tjm
I've had guineas 20-25 times and never had them to come back to a coop or pen, bought grown birds, hatched eggs, had keets given to me. Kept in coops for days or weeks, the first time free they were gone.
But, I have known others that got grown birds or keets and they did stay around. I've seen them get about a 1/4 mile from home and still make it back by dark, never have figured out why they stay or go.


If you raise guineas with chickens, it's easier to get them to go into the coop and to stick around.

Keith

Have always had them togather.Might be why I never had any such problems.


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Re: See some Guinea hens [Re: Bruce T] #7141496
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I think I'll pass this year


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Re: See some Guinea hens [Re: Bruce T] #7141503
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Lol....I need some


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Re: See some Guinea hens [Re: 330-Trapper] #7141516
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Originally Posted by 330-Trapper
I've never owned any

You dont "own" guineas.

Re: See some Guinea hens [Re: Bruce T] #7141899
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I used to have some. My shorthair knows he is supposed to leave the domestic birds alone. He has learned to ignore the chickens and ducks, but those guineas were just too much for him.

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