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We are purchasing a small farm and inheriting a flock of Guineas. We are new to Guineas and I’ve been reading up on their care and behavior. We have been talking about moving their coop to a different location. It won’t be very far from the original area. Is this something that can be done or will the Guineas be more difficult to get in to roost at night if we move the coop area? We will be moving the whole coop not just building another one so the original one won’t be there for them to go back to. Any information will be helpful. Thank you!
 
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move it one inch every day so they won't notice
 
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I think you can move their pen - if they don't want to go back in right away throw in a handful of millet and they'll pile in. If necessary, you can lock them in for a couple of weeks to recondition them.
 
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Yes, just move it and if you want to be safe keep them locked in for a few days.

Another technique is to let about half the birds out and keep the other half locked in.

Millet is a wonderful motivator.
 
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