kristinegoesfarming Well some of the guineas finally got close enough for me to get some pictures of them. They’re all feathered out now and I love how they have polka dots but I don’t love how they always look at you like they wanna murder you 😳

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Well some of the guineas finally got close enough for me to get some pictures of them. They’re all feathered out now and I love how they have polka dots but I don’t love how they always look at you like they wanna murder you 😳

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calicclemon

calicclemon, 3 months ago

I want guineas at some point in my life.

kristinegoesfarming

kristinegoesfarming, 3 months ago

@calicclemon They are loud and crazy wild but have a routine with the chickens and taste great so I would recommend them🤷🏼‍♀️

brandilebaron

brandilebaron, 3 months ago

Are guineas never tame? They’re beautiful but everyone always says they’re pretty wild. Do you eat the eggs or anything?

5rfarmoregon

5rfarmoregon, 3 months ago

They totally do! 😂🤣

thekeetlifefarm

thekeetlifefarm, 3 months ago

I’ve said it once, I’ll say it a million times; guineas exist solely on hate, rage and screaming to the tune of a rusty swing set in a hurricane! They’re great fun 😂

kristinegoesfarming

kristinegoesfarming, 3 months ago

@thekeetlifefarm Yes! That is an absolutely perfect description of them! They sound like tornado sirens 😂 BUT! They actually like like 6 inches from me so that’s a win!

kristinegoesfarming

kristinegoesfarming, 3 months ago

@brandilebaron This is my first round of actually raising them and even when they were tiny babies they hated being held and ran away and they do not like you to get close to them. They’ll get within a foot of me if I’m quiet and sitting but otherwise keep their distance. I’m hoping to get eggs from them soon and I plan on hatching some from these to to put in the freezer!

thekeetlifefarm

thekeetlifefarm, 3 months ago

@kristinegoesfarming I touched Squeak while she was roosting the other week and she didn’t have a panic attack. I considered that incredible progress 😂

kristinegoesfarming

kristinegoesfarming, 3 months ago

@thekeetlifefarm Wow, guinea whisperer over here! Teach me your ways master 😂😂

thekeetlifefarm

thekeetlifefarm, 3 months ago

@kristinegoesfarming 😂😂

slowfarmnc

slowfarmnc, 3 months ago

Our teenager guineas were all rough, but now that everyone is 1 and 2 years old there is no drama and little ceaseless screaming. They do become chill(er).

rogerscreekfarm

rogerscreekfarm, 3 months ago

Freakiest birds ever!

kristinegoesfarming

kristinegoesfarming, 3 months ago

@slowfarmnc I’m glad to hear they might grow out of it. I remember my Gram’s neighbor had them when I was a kid and that group was always crazy

kristinegoesfarming

kristinegoesfarming, 3 months ago

@rogerscreekfarm Definitely not the cutest yard birds!

brandilebaron

brandilebaron, 3 months ago

@kristinegoesfarming interesting! They’re very pretty anyways.

kristinegoesfarming

kristinegoesfarming, 3 months ago

@brandilebaron Yes! I love collecting their feathers from around the yard

loveofapig

loveofapig, 3 months ago

Guineas are great for the farm, but are some of the craziest stupidest birds you'll ever have!

kristinegoesfarming

kristinegoesfarming, 3 months ago

@loveofapig It’s like they’re made of pure anger and anxiety. They can’t decide which one they want to be more lol

two_acre_farm

two_acre_farm, 3 months ago

I have some babies now. I’m a little nervous about how they will behave 🤣🤣

kristinegoesfarming

kristinegoesfarming, 3 months ago

@two_acre_farm I really thought I could tame them. Deep down in my heart I thought mine would be different. They weren’t 😂😂🤷🏼‍♀️