I often receive emails asking about the behaviour of guinea fowl. “Hi! I have just bought 4 several week old guinea fowl- I noticed one looking poorly and it was dead by morning- today I noticed that 2 are jumping from the roost onto the back of the 3rd- it is now looking quite lame … Read more Unusual Guinea Fowl Behaviour
I have read that guinea fowl will pair up for life and they are generally monogomous although a male can be grouped with more females although he will still have his favourite and the one that he will stand guard over and protect more than the others. As well as reading about this I have … Read more Guinea Fowl Pairings
I have quite a few males in my flock of 23 guinea fowl and Charlie the guinea fowl has always been head of the pack. Funnily enough I was watching the 23 strong flock of guineas wander about the farm the other day and I actually said to my husband that it’s nice to see … Read more Male Guinea Fowl Pecking Order
On Monday night I rounded up my guinea fowl, hens and ducks into the poultry hut. The hens are the easiest to get in as they want to go in earlier than all the rest and are very friendly and come running up to me when they see me so when I go out to … Read more Guinea Fowl Calling Out
Guinea fowl don’t tend to scratch the ground like hens do. The only time guinea fowl tend to dig is when they are making a nest site and they tend to scratch into the ground to make a hollow shape. They usually do this under hedgerows or under a nettle patch and not in the … Read more Do Guinea Fowl Scratch The Ground Like Hens Do?
Guinea fowl can fly but they prefer to run. Guinea fowl will fly if they are frightened or spooked. If you keep guinea fowl and let them permanently free range all day and night then they will fly up into the nearest set of trees or into the roof of a barn to roost for … Read more Do Guinea Fowl Fly?
I was sorry to hear that one of my reader’s guinea fowl, which they keep as a pet, has suddenly turned violent. Hello I have a question about my guinea fowl. I don’t know if it is a male or female. I have had it for a year now and it has been a fun … Read more Guinea Fowl Becomes Violent
For the last three days one of my guinea fowl has been demonstrating unusual behaviour. The guinea fowl in question is called Lightening The II. She is a pure white guinea fowl hen and the only white guinea in my flock. On Monday Lightening The II didn’t look very well. She was reluctant to come out … Read more Unusual Guinea Fowl Behaviour
There are certain signs that show that the guinea fowl hen is about to start laying eggs. Visiting the same patch of undergrowth daily. Sitting in a patch of undergrowth for periods of time. Digging a hole in the ground to form a nest area in the undergrowth. Male guinea fowl sitting nearby waiting for … Read more Signs That Guinea Fowl Hens Will Lay Eggs
The social behaviour of guinea fowl is very interesting because guinea fowl are very social creatures. Tristan asked, “Do the guinea fowl get lonely if there’s only one?” 1) Guinea fowl like to flock together and hang about in a group. 2) They do not like to be alone and generally start calling out to … Read more Guinea Fowl Social Behaviour