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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 9:26 am 
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Showy Hen
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I just hatched out a bunch to eat the bugs in the yard.My friends where saying that they where really noisy.Well I just hatched them out about a week ago and when ever I go to clean there cage they scream bloody murder.They are so loud!I do not want to have problems with my neighbors.Any comments?


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 9:54 am 
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they are ok until-------something disturbs them,or they see a snake or whatever sets them off----very good watch fowl----but yes can be noisy---they do not crow at sunrise though :roll: cheers pam

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Ah, snakes. We know that there is at least one tiger snake who comes to our chookhouse each day for a drink. I'm trying to "live with it".

What do guineafowl do? Just act as watchdogs and "bark"? Or do they attack the snake?

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They are not really attack birds but will make loud alarm calls.

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My pair are very noisy - they call out at just about anything! They are also very good mousers.. I often see them with some critter in their beak. I think thye raid the nexts and eat the young?


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 11:32 am 
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I wouldn't suggest keeping guinea fowl (in any number) if you have close neighbours...

If they dont fly over your fence into the neighbours backyard, they will vocally make themselves known to your neighbours.

They arent the smartest birds, even if they are seperated from one another by a low chicken wire fence they will be sure to tell the whole world.

I find the females are much quieter, maybe worth considering?

Good luck :D


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 11:35 am 
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Hey Ash

Good to see you back on

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 6:24 pm 
I would recommend keeping them in big numbers as they do so well and the noise is nothing to worry about :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 6:42 pm 
I keep them in large numbers (well on 300 plus) and they as noisey are a pair, but I like to noise.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2008 11:47 am 
I agree we have 100's and the noise is ok



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I had 6 at one stage...all over the neighbors roof during day :lol: ....they didn't mind.....

The dog started to annoy them to much in the end constantly herding them off the grass and back to their pen....

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