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 Post subject: Starting a flock
PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:51 am 
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When starting a flock of guinea fowls do you buy equal of males and females?


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 Post subject: Re: Starting a flock
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I have 2 male per 1 female and that works excellent for fertility

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 Post subject: Re: Starting a flock
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I think I have about that % but had to count them all now :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Starting a flock
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Thanks for the help that will make is easy as males are more available


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 Post subject: Re: Starting a flock
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Hi
I am also thinking of starting a flock. I am not breeding what would be the idea number so they stay on my property ( my neighbours have a small flock )
Would they just join the neighbours flock?
Should I have 1 boy to 1 girl?
How many is a good number to roam an 11 acre property?
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 Post subject: Re: Starting a flock
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That would be interesting to see if yours when there or their came to yours or nether


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 Post subject: Re: Starting a flock
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chooklover101 wrote:
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I am also thinking of starting a flock. I am not breeding what would be the idea number so they stay on my property ( my neighbours have a small flock )
Would they just join the neighbours flock?
Should I have 1 boy to 1 girl?
How many is a good number to roam an 11 acre property?
Thanks

They may join the other yes or vice versa. If you start with 2 males to 1 females is good and no less than 6 to start with

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 Post subject: Re: Starting a flock
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Thats good to know I had read that they are a flock fowl and the more the better for their safety


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 Post subject: Re: Starting a flock
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Does it matter what colour they are to start off with 2 males to 1 female?


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 Post subject: Re: Starting a flock
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it made no difference to mine I started with the pearl and lavender and started with 2 or 3 males to 1 and they were fine


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