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Tell me about #7855811
04/29/23 01:14 PM
04/29/23 01:14 PM
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 27,433
Eastern Shore of Maryland
HobbieTrapper Offline OP
"Chippendale Trapper"
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Eastern Shore of Maryland
Guineas. Got some coming but donít know a thing about little ones.


-Goofy-
Re: Tell me about [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7855834
04/29/23 02:03 PM
04/29/23 02:03 PM
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Posts: 9,309
Iowa
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trapdog1 Offline
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Iowa
Noisy!
They look after themselves pretty well-don't require much effort to keep. You'll like them.

Re: Tell me about [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7855845
04/29/23 02:21 PM
04/29/23 02:21 PM
Joined: Jan 2014
Posts: 7,060
Virginia
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52Carl Online content
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Virginia
Coyotes, red fox, bobcats and owls find them to be delicious. I hope you ordered a bunch of them. They like to free range. That's the problem keeping them from being eaten.

Re: Tell me about [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7855860
04/29/23 02:38 PM
04/29/23 02:38 PM
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 23,222
Georgia
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Georgia
Neighbor had a flock of them that took up residence here. They liked to visit the front yard every morning. But like said everything likes a guinea dinner. It was a regular countdown each morning until there were none.

Re: Tell me about [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7855868
04/29/23 02:49 PM
04/29/23 02:49 PM
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Posts: 4,405
MD
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DaveP Offline
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Wife had half dozen or so.
I HATED them.
( Have had chickens 50+ years, ducks, turkeys, quail, etc
All good.
Not guineas.

Had them in a 3/4 acre, fenced, 2"x4" welded wire, hot wire top and bottom.

One winter guineas started dying. Looked blown up!

I walked fence, no low spots, climb unders, etc
One trail in grass parallel.
Hung a few snares.
Birds kept dying.

" SOME TRAPPER YOU ARE!!!"

Few more sets, couple raccoons and a fox.
Birds kept dying.

Got a dusting of snow.
Walked perimeter, no tracks.
Feathers in snow.
And wing marks 5' wide over feathers.

Great Horned owl!

Re: Tell me about [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7855871
04/29/23 02:53 PM
04/29/23 02:53 PM
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Posts: 6,815
SW Pa
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Good luck keeping them off your buildings and house. They are great watch dogs k-Luck K-luck etc. all the time. Neat birds they will keep the bugs under control and snakes.

Re: Tell me about [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7855896
04/29/23 03:40 PM
04/29/23 03:40 PM
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They like trees to roost in, ignoring your best efforts to keep them safe, lol
owls love them.

Starting with chicks is best as they learn that home is where the heart is... I got a bunch of older birds once and cooped them up for a month before letting them roam...never saw them again.

Re: Tell me about [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7855903
04/29/23 03:49 PM
04/29/23 03:49 PM
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SW Pa
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SW Pa
I got a bunch of geese years ago from a local auction house. Brought them home and penned them a week and off they went. Next farm over called one day and asked if I lost some geese. LOL He had some big water and young growing wheat in some fields. I guess they found a new home.

Re: Tell me about [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7855919
04/29/23 04:17 PM
04/29/23 04:17 PM
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new york
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new york
had them one time no more

Re: Tell me about [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7855934
04/29/23 04:44 PM
04/29/23 04:44 PM
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Magna, Utah
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You need to talk with Ms Cat, she raises them, has for a while, send her a PM, she isn't on here regular any more
Tell her Grit sent you !


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Sorry if my opinions or replies offend you, they are not meant to !

Re: Tell me about [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7855998
04/29/23 07:00 PM
04/29/23 07:00 PM
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Posts: 5,232
Lakeland,Minnesota
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Lakeland,Minnesota
They do taste--oh so good.
Tom


If my feet aren't wet,I must not be trapping.
Tom Olson
MTA life member#100,also WTA life member
Re: Tell me about [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7856017
04/29/23 07:21 PM
04/29/23 07:21 PM
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Woodhull, Illinois 77
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If young, they tend to pile up in corners at night and smother.

Re: Tell me about [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7856143
04/29/23 10:05 PM
04/29/23 10:05 PM
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 18,550
The Hill Country of Texas
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The Hill Country of Texas
They are loud and stupid. If you know that and still get them it is on you!


ďWhatís good for me may not be good for the weak minded.Ē
Captain Gus McCrae- Texas Rangers


Re: Tell me about [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7856237
04/30/23 01:59 AM
04/30/23 01:59 AM
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Posts: 7,319
Indiana
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Indiana
They are hard to keep from geting ate by everything. Like to roost in trees and are noisy. They make great watch dogs.. someone may be able to quietly take out your dog if they knew it was there but much harder to take out all the birds.

But the local wildlife will take them out for sure.

We had 3 show up on the farm a few years back. They didn't last long they never have seemed to for anyone I knew that has had them.

Re: Tell me about [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7856262
04/30/23 06:18 AM
04/30/23 06:18 AM
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Posts: 27,433
Eastern Shore of Maryland
HobbieTrapper Offline OP
"Chippendale Trapper"
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Guess I should have asked before I ordered them. lol


-Goofy-
Re: Tell me about [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7856263
04/30/23 06:20 AM
04/30/23 06:20 AM
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 27,433
Eastern Shore of Maryland
HobbieTrapper Offline OP
"Chippendale Trapper"
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Eastern Shore of Maryland
It sounds like they arenít going to be happy in a mobile coop?


-Goofy-
Re: Tell me about [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7856267
04/30/23 06:41 AM
04/30/23 06:41 AM
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Posts: 5,980
Saginaw, Mi
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Good watch dog

Re: Tell me about [Re: Leftlane] #7856268
04/30/23 06:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Leftlane
They are loud and stupid. If you know that and still get them it is on you!



Best synopsis ever!

Re: Tell me about [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7856298
04/30/23 07:48 AM
04/30/23 07:48 AM
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East Texas
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My wife says they are THE dumbest fowl

She said if coyote or hawk shows, everything scatters for safety except thye guineas and they stand out in the open screaming TAKE ME

I hatched some and raised them in a coop. Turned them out and they would roost in trees. Owl picked them off, one by one

Re: Tell me about [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7856325
04/30/23 08:35 AM
04/30/23 08:35 AM
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N.Y.,E. Adks
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N.Y.,E. Adks
ALL THE ABOVE ! Brought here from Africa in late 1800's for stocking on Sporting Club's pre Ringneck Pheasant via china. Very Goooood table fare as adults. Had them around AO +/_ fifty years. They Love Insects.............. My 2 Cents. Tut


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