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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 2:05 pm 
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I have seen my daughters guinea fowls fighting with my chooks a lot. Will they end up hurting them bad or worse killing them.


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I asked my neighbour who has G/Fowl,
she has never kept the 2 together as the chooks spread a condition called "Blackhead" this effects Peafowl/turkey/guineas...

She says it could be as breeding season is close...may settle after this.

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Male guineas will end up killing roosters in breeding season, but mine don't start laying till about december, and the fertility dosn't get good till feburary when the protein in the diet (bugs etc) gets high.

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Bizzare, neighbours fowl are breeding now...she has eggs everywhere
she hunts for them all over the garden!! quite funny to watch!!
are yours noisy...hers are never quiet??

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Mine are noisy at night when they come home to roost, and when something alarms them.

Guineas breed very much according to the season, ie when the food is right they will breed.

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wow, I run my adult birds together ,peafowl turkeys chickens,ducks,geese cows,horses dogs, pigs, pigeons, and people! we farm, I hatched over 800 heritage poults last spring and sold 1500 hacthing eggs! no problems! except coyotes,hawks,skunks,possoms,foxes,neighbors dogs and cats! all my birds have ther own pens and are allowed by day to run together in a yard! all of us!!!!! keep it clean, no problems


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oh yea and 10 guineas,they get after the laying hens but mister barred rock will have none of it, and they lay later in the spring , if you have to many males it will always disrupt things! small groups 3 hens 1 male, much better production for egss or young!


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