Our guinea hens seem to know that spring is right around the corner, and some days when they get let out of the coop/run they are in rare form. Half the time they are making a racket and we have no idea why. It’s especially fun when they get up in the trees and start carrying on. Sometimes I think they’re squawking at the cold, or at the snow on the ground (they get up in the trees to avoid walking in it), and sometimes I think they just like to listen to themselves! Either way, they provide endless entertainment, and keep us on our toes. On occasion, there really is an intruder in the yard that we need to know about! Nothing gets by this crazy crew. As you watch the short video below, pay attention to the different vocalizations they make. You will hear the two-tone of our two female hens mixed in with the random squawking.
Here are some of the other antics they’ve been up to:
I wonder if this is Harry Who looking for his cellar window, which is behind that snow bank?
We hope you have a weekend full of free entertainment as well! 🙂
Melissa Clinton says
Y’all’s guineas are so funny! They look too big to be able to fly in the trees!
They are about the same size as the chickens, but the chickens can’t fly nearly as well as they can.
Jodi Stone says
I would love watching them, but the noise would probably bother me to no end. I can’t even stand the sound of Hubby’s fishing show. 🙂
There are a lot of people who can’t tolerate their noise. The only time it bothers me is if they are all squawking when I’m in the coop with them. Then I can’t hear myself think!! 🙂
Monika, Sam & Elsa says
Love their serenade!
Bell Fur Zoo says
BOL it kind of sounds like they are laughing that they can fly up in da tree and you are stuck in da snow 😉 I bet they are super fun.
Matt & Matilda
You could sure be right about that!! 🙂
LLB in Our Backyard says
Oh my goodness…they are soooo funny!!
And the show goes on all day long! LOL
Ellen Pilch says
They are a lot of fun 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend!
Brian Frum says
They are so much fun to see and I sure enjoyed the video. I really didn’t know that they went that high up n the trees.
It sure surprised us the first time they did it!!
What a fun flock of birds! I’m reminded of Bear when he was younger … pretty sure he liked the sound of his own voice too 🙂
Hee hee. I wonder if they’ll get quieter as they get older??
Ducky's Mom says
They do make quite a racket, don’t they?!
Our little entertainer – Ducky Doodle Demon Dog – is almost non-stop! And I thank the good Lord I rescued/adopted her that September day 7+ years ago! I really think she is most of the reason Shadow didn’t succumb to a broken heart right after Callie got her angel wings. And I know she’s the reason why I’ve been able to smile through my tears these past weeks. ❤️
There is nothing like our animals to help us through the tough times. ♥
They are singing the song of their people. Adorable and very noisy.
Have a fabulous day and weekend. ♥
They want to be sure everyone knows they’re here. 🙂
Molly the AireGirl says
You guinea hens were making so much noise that I had to run over to the puter to see what was going on!
Sometimes when they get going, Luke runs to the window to see what’s going on!!
JoAnn Stancer says
Their so awesome! I can’t wait to have them again.
I bet you can’t!! Hope you can get some soon.
Mary Hone says
I bet they are just endless entertainment.
They certainly are, and we never get tired of it!
that is brave from your hens to plan a bbq… it is a veggie bbq right? LOL
With just a few bugs….maybe a snake or frog….thrown in. LOL
Meagan & Merlin says
This time of year every morning and afternoon we get Rainbow Lorikeets in the tree that overhangs our backyard. Despite how pretty they are they make a lot of noise and mess with the seeds they drop all over the place.
Birds are messy, there is no doubt about that! 🙂
We can’t imagine living with the birds all over the place. I would think they would get lost! Do they make a mess all over the yard, or are they more neat? The best is the one at your farm stand. Nice photo.
Thank you!! I loved that shot too.
If they are trained properly they will stick close to home. They don’t often wander out of our sight. But they are pretty messy. Between them and the chickens, it’s been a BIG adjustment for me.