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Large bird run done

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by SprigOfTheLivingDead, Oct 5, 2019.

  1. Oct 6, 2019
    farmerjan

    farmerjan Sustainable Newbie

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    Keets = young guineas. Guinea fowl are definitely way down on the list for brains.
     
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    frustratedearthmother

    frustratedearthmother Sustainability Master

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    Are the Peking for meat? And, for that matter - are the guineas for meat? I love guineas, but the few that I've had thought there were greener pastures somewhere and they flew the coop....literally, lol.
     
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    SprigOfTheLivingDead

    SprigOfTheLivingDead Lovin' The Homestead

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    My wife really wanted the guineas. I think she just wanted more birds and was okay if they flew off. The ducks are for eggs amd eventually meat.

    The stories I hear of guineas flying off are hilaripus :)
     
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    frustratedearthmother

    frustratedearthmother Sustainability Master

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    I had a trio and two deserted us. We were outside talking to the neighbors when their dog ran toward the fence. Two of the guineas freaked out and flew across our pasture and went down in the neighbors pasture never to be seen again. I guess they landed for a second and took off again. The other stayed around for several years and eventually disappeared too. ARGH! But, for whatever reason, I want some more. Maybe I'm the not so smart one, lol!
     
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    Hinotori

    Hinotori Super Self-Sufficient

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    That's a nice looking run
     
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    Britesea

    Britesea Sustainability Master

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    Birds sometimes fly off and end up joining some other flock. A friend of mine ended up with a swan that way.
     
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    frustratedearthmother

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    I ended up with 4 ducks that way.
     
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    Hinotori

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    I have a quail that thinks it's a silkie chicken. He showed up here last year and moved in.
     

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