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Here is a before and after... this was an old revovated 1920's milk house

 

Amberflea's Guinea House - Note the happy flock looking out the window.

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J Cananza's guinea house
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You can provide housing fit for a queen, but if you want your guinea hens to actually go broody inside the guinea house, you might encourage her to do so by offering one or more of the following hiding spots inside the shelter..
Nesting boxes or lumber offering some privacy helps.
Thanks to Mary A. for donating these photos.

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A fenced yard attached to the guinea house is a great idea, not only to provide a safe
area for injured guineas to get outside, but also to keep predators from entering the
bird door to their home.  This  shows a tarp covered yard.  Some use poultry netting.
Thanks for sharing your photo, Danese!

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  Frit's poultry yard is uncovered - a link at the bottom of this page will take
you to photos of Frit's setup, guinea housing and attached yard, photos inside and out.

An uncovered poultry yard should have a landing board along the top of the fence for safe
footage for the guineas. Uncovered yards make it easier for the owner to keep chickens confined
while allowing guineas a  safe place to land on as they exit to free range or re-enter to roost.
 

This photo was donated by Raleigh S.  in Illinois.
Photo donated by Raleigh S. in Illinois
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Theresa S. donated these photos of her new poultry building New York.


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The attached yard in this photo is made from a salvaged trampoline frame.   (coop in Ft. Worth, Texas)
Thanks for sharing, Jean!
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Many thanks to Vickie for sharing these photos of her metal guinea house.
Be sure to check out photos of her nursery area and brooder on other pages. 
front view of coop, shows the windows raised and door open
inside of coop, showing roosts that can be raised and hooked for easy cleaning

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Thanks to Bunny in RI for sharing photos of her new guinea house

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Master Gardener's guinea house in Michigan
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Guinea House - Owner Keith P.

Keith's guineas learned to use the smaller bird door near the ceiling of their guinea house as illustrated. Thanks for sharing your ideas, Keith! 

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Our 4x8 coop has two windows, two people doors and one glass guinea door. Inside is a ladder type roost and electric power for an overhead night light and an outlet for a base heater.

The pen is a second-hand dog kennel covered with chicken wire. Rebar stakes were pounded into the ground along the perimeter of the pen to deter digging predators. The roof provides protected access to the outdoors on days when the flock is not free ranging. Within the playpen the guineas have a cement tube and tree branch perches.                

Karen T.

 

 

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Carolyn's Guinea Condo

do not copy"Guinea access doors (one to the yard, one to the pen). 2' x 2' access door for food, water, grit and large double doors (4' x 4') inside the pen so I can put in roosts, clean, etc. The back of the L is 4 feet tall. It is very cute, but I do regret not making it a walk in since I have to crawl in every once in a while to scrub or scrape the floor. More head room for roosts and lights would also be good. Keep in mind that I designed this and Bob built it without any poultry experience and would likely make a combination building with walk-in area and a section that looks like a little cottage if I had to do it over again. I saw a similar building before we did this that had a roof that lifted up but the leak potential was too high for my comfort. The house is L shaped, 8' x 8' x 4' by 4' x 4' x4'. The entire foot print is 8' by 14' and ten feet tall. I have a split door between the pen and the yard, like a horse stall, but they never got the hang of going through the top half of the door to go out in the yard. We keep a tarp over the top (which is covered with 2" poultry wire) to keep the ground area dry, someday, Bob's going to put on a proper sloped roof.  Another thing that I didn't like after all was said and done is that there is very little room for expansion. I am currently housing 24 due to several surprise adoptions but we are handling it fine by not locking them in the house so I'm still under the four square feet. I clean more often too. Fortunately everyone gets along. Another future plan is to enclose the pen completely then add another covered outdoor play space.  It's all about learning and taking things as they come. These guys are highly addicting The house looks lovely with Christmas lights on it!"     Carolyn 
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Carolyn's Guinea Condo - front view
Carolyn's Guinea Condo - back view

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Mike's Guinea House on Stilts

The first photo below shows the birds just hanging around outside and on the deck. The other is them how it looks when they are locked in.

Just before sunset, I refill the feeder with just and add a top layer of white millet. We then walk behind the birds, normally me and my daughter to herd them to the base of the house. On good nights we just clap and go home Guineas. They fly up one by one. Some times they play on the porch with their mirrors and an old sneaker(they like to peck the laces) then as soon as one goes in and starts eating the others follow. We do have one that stays out on the roof of the house on occasion and requires more attention to go in. We chase him off with a stick and after a few times he or she gets the hint. On bad nights normally on days that they have not had their fill of the great outdoors, we will have to pick on or two up and set them on the deck to get things going. The interior of the house is 3' by 7'. The outside makes it a little larger with the porch and decks. The entire foot print of is 4' by 8 1/2'. They seem to enjoy all the windows and sky lights. I think it makes there little bird house seem much bigger to them. The trap doors on the bottom make it easy to clean. The only bad part is getting all the little feathers in my face when I remove the slide out panel on the bottom. We do have a motion sensor aimed at the base make low wattage spot lights go on when intruders come. Most of my ideas came from the message board.

  

This is our first winter. Right now it is 25 outside and 35 in the house. One small section of the bottom is open where I shine a heat lamp up. It helps to keep the Temp above 32 for the water. During blizzards they may be stuck inside for a while. 5 birds are sharing 21 sq ft. If it was an extended storm, we would most likely just bring them into the garage one by one. They are all hand tame.(Some more than others) I have to plow a path from our home to theirs so I plan on digging out a clear spot on the ground for them when it snows. I think they go home so easy because the house was also their brooder. We just moved it from the garage to the stilts.

Mike in Connecticut

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This adorably cute guinea house is owned by Liz in Connecticut.
This cute miniature house for guineas is in Connecticut.  Note the larger walk-in door on the side for the owners......The inside roosting bars are complete with a dust ruffle OVER the perches.  :)
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Kris T's Guinea Mansion .............. Close-Up
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The pictures below belong to "Bigdog" in TN of his barn, coop and run.
Thanks, Bigdog!
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Here is what Sara is PA has to say about her guinea house: "This is a chicken coop that came with
our old (over 100 years) farm village house, probably is at least 60 years old!!! Has the old, original
windows and glass. It now houses my 6 very spoiled guineas (Dusty is one).
The second picture is another nursery picture from inside the coop."
Thanks Sara!
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Tim & Katie's Coop from Costco
Mugbean's guinea house - guineas and poults in photo
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This neat old barn in New Jersey makes a cozy but 
roomy guinea house for these lucky guineas. The
attached yard is a playround that provides places
for the guineas to sit up high, tunnels to run through,
and few places to lay eggs in privacy.  The indoor area (guineas only here) is complete with a nice,
big mirror to admire themselves in.  :)
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Sally's  Guinea & Chicken House share this house in Tennessee
Sally's Guinea Condo in Tennessee
Laurette's poultry house with skylights
complete with skylights

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Mitzi's Guinea House

There is plenty of room for a HUGE flock of Guinea Fowl
in this building.  A separate chicken house sits behind it,
as viewed in the next photo. 

Mitzi's Guinea House
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Mitzi's henhouse on the left + a separate Guinea House on the right.
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These custom built cages (in the family's garage) are home for Connie's guineas in CT 
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Contributed by Ann
in Wisconsini
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Phyllis in Connecticut shares photos of her guinea house, inside and out.
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..Janet C.'s Coop in California
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John's guinea housing.  Another good coop for a southern location

John's birds inside.  See their mirror?........exterior picture of John's coop
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Here is Joe's coop in Australia.
Plans to build this "A" Frame are at the bottom of the page.
Thank you Joe!

Guinea Fowl A Frame in Australia.....Side profile view.
The house is 9 feet wide, about 8 feet high and about 14 feet long and is suitable for warmer locations..
This is a 3/4 front view......The cardboard box is their toy. They love to jump on and off it.

   
A-Frame on left Cindy in TX              On the right, inside JeanneAR's guinea house
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Below is a picture of a Chicken Tractor

Below is a picture of a small chicken tractor; the dimensions are: 2' high X 3' wide X 6' long. The pen section has a removable wind break made of bubble wrap & corrugated fiberglass. The bubble wrap lasts app. 2 seasons.
Donated by Larry TX

 

 
This temporary pen is much bigger as you can see,and takes a garden tractor to move. It's made of a hay ring with an old sattelite dish for a roof, & covered with 1/2 X1" welded wire.
photo courtesy of Larry  in Texas

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and here is Simon with coop

Thanks Simon!
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Marianne shares these photos of her setup in Northern Ohio
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 Lexi's guinea outhouse/coop home New York. 
Here is proof that Lexi's guineas are trained to use the outhouse! All kidding aside, this is a great way to make use of an old building. These photos show a good home for guinea fowl, 100 % better than forcing them to sleep outdoors a tree!  This home is clean, dry, provides protection from the weather elements, and most of all, offers overnight protection from predators!
Lexi/s Famous Outhouse....known all over the world *S*  "The first: the guinea hens surrounding the
outhouse anticipating millet (thanks to Frit)
upon my approach. The second: my daughter
Juliet filling their water bowl. (You can see an 
old toilet seat in the background.) The third
(rather fuzzy still): a view of the inside of  the
outhouse. (Both toilet seats visible, though the
guinea fowl perches above didn't make it in
the picture.   But I'm sure mine would win
an award for being the world's most sorry
looking coop.  Well, it's humble anyway", Lexi.
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Property of Lexi in New York ...contact through Frit's Farm

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This guinea house is in Michigan     Michigan Guinea House - Lola

Great use for old trailers!


  Guinea Housing in California      Angela, California      submitted by Angela in California

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click the link below this photo to see pictures of the inside of this henhouse.
Click for photos inside and out of Frit's guinea house
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Printable Plans for Poultry Housing:

Poultry House 8X8a - (print both a and b)
Poultry House 8x8b

Poultry House 10X10a - (print both a and b)
Poultry House 10x10b

Poultry House 10x12

"A" Frame Poultry House - (pictured above) 

Nesting Boxes

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