Guinea Fowl Mixing with Peacocks


I received an email asking if guinea fowl can mix with peacocks and how they can be separated,

“We have recently received 2 male peacocks. Ever since introducing them into our little farm one of the female guinea’s will only stay with the peacocks. I know this is a dumb question, but can they mate, and how do I get the guinea to return to the others?” Tracey.

From my reading about poultry, I believe that different birds from different breeds can mate, (although they generally stay with their own breed) so your guinea fowl may mate with the peacocks.

The female may feel that she doesn’t have a male guinea fowl mate so has latched onto the peacock males. Guinea fowl tend to pair off and then the male guinea fowl will protect and guard over the female guinea fowl. Your female guinea fowl may not have this. So one solution could be to introduce more male guinea fowl into your flock. If you do this you may also need to separate the guinea fowl and peacocks for a time so that the female can join up with the male guinea fowl. You may need to separate the peacocks and guinea fowl altogether if a short separation does not solve the problem.

If the guinea fowl are shut up at night in a hut they may need to be separated from the peacocks, it the guinea fowl roost in trees at night it might be that you need to keep the guinea fowl in a run or hut for a few days so that they can re-establish a pecking order without the presence of the peacocks, who have obviously won the affection of your female guinea fowl.

I hope this is of some help to you. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me and good luck with your guinea fowl and peacocks.

If anyone else has any experience of guinea fowl mixing with peacocks then I would be interested to hear your comments.