There is definitely less squabbling and fussing in the guineas' night time routine. Instead of roosting inside a coop (which we tried to get them to do with no success), they roost high in a tree right beside the coop. It's kind of funny how some of them get up into the tree. Guineas can fly amazingly well, so some just fly straight up from the ground. Others like to take a tiered approach and jump up on the chicken run, then onto the metal carport, then into the tree.
Once they are up in the tree, they shuffle a bit to find a good branch, but it's typically pretty uneventful. However, when it starts to get dark, they do get loud and chirp quite a bit. My theory is that they are just talking to each other to make sure everyone is safe in the tree. Or maybe it's just because they like to make noise!
Thought I would also share this video of a scuffle I caught while I was waiting for them to head to bed. It was so funny how two of them were sparring and all the others were standing around egging them on (kind of like a schoolyard fight!). I was going to intervene, but it was over as soon as it started and was mild compared to other tiffs I've seen.
Never a dull moment with these animals. Between the chickens and guineas we have plenty of entertainment out here!
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