GUINEA ADDITIONS

Sunday

Sonny

The other day Linda and I found a local farm that had Guineas for sale. After several emails and phone calls we headed just north or our place to find Two Lynns Farm in Shirley, WV.

There we met Sandi and Lynn Hopper. They had moved from the West Coast about 8 years ago and got their local Organic farm up and running. They gave us a tour of their place. Chickens, Ducks, Guineas, Cows (beef or milk) and even got a overview of their Maple Syrup processing. We talked for hours and quickly realized they were good down to earth people.

We picked up three guinea hens and one rooster. On the way home it dawned on us that we really didn’t have anywhere to put them. We could not put them in with the chickens because we needed to keep them locked up for a few days to help them figure out they had a new home. So we keep them in the dog cage (a big one) in the back of the Jeep overnight while we figured out what we were going to do.

Temporary Home

The next morning it was a cool 20 degrees but we decided to get started. We put on our winter gear and went to the barn to gather all the scrap metal, left over 2×4’s and a old pallet. After about 5 hours we got it completed. We decided to use a tarp for the door until we can got to Lowe’s for more supplies.

Guinea Coop in the Garden

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5 Responses to GUINEA ADDITIONS

  1. Clarissa says:

    Man I forgot how ugly those were! I’ve heard they make good guard animals. Do they like their new home?

  2. James Bates says:

    Careful I have heard of city folk hunters mistaken Guineas for pheasants. LoL

  3. ron says:

    guineas are cool
    they will chase snakes,eat bugs ect
    cant get better watchdogs
    most likely they will soon be roosting in trees at nite
    sometimes they dissapear for day or so
    but always come back if plenty feed left out for them
    i bought americana rooster from two lynns farm people a couple years ago
    nice people

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