Can Guinea Fowls and Peacocks Live Together?

by Chukay Alex
Updated on

We understand how you might feel about the craziness of guinea fowls and them living peacefully with other animals in the flock.

Well, guinea fowls and peacocks can live together peacefully without a lot of issues. You Guinea fowls and peacocks can live together, just that you need to keep their brooding space very clean if you don’t want them to get any intermixed diseases.

This article would discuss how your guinea fowls can live with peacocks and how you can make this happen with as minor problems as possible.

Can guinea fowls and peacocks mate together?

Can Guinea Fowls and Peacocks Live Together

Several birds from various breeds could mate and live together.

While this is something really strange, it can happen between guinea fowls and peacocks

Even though they might want to stay on their own with their breed, your guinea fowl might mate with the peacock.

You might need to give your guinea fowls their own space and give your peacock their own space to manage the problem of inter-breed mating.

Do guinea fowls bond quickly with Peacocks?

You need to know about guinea fowls because it doesn’t take them a lot of time before they bond or create social connections with peacocks.

Your guinea fowls would need the same high-quality feed, just like your peacock.

The same wormer type works too. If you want your peacock to have those beautiful tails, we strongly recommend that your pen be and house them in different places away from your peacocks.

Are there diseases that your guinea fowls or peacocks might get from living together?

Allowing both your peacocks and your guinea fowls to roam freely around each other might make them have various diseases.

These diseases include the fatal blackhead disease. Several people have said they keep their guinea fowls and peacocks together and do not get any disease.

This means that you need to keep both the coop of your peacock and that of your guinea fowl  each time. In the absence of dirt, there is no way your peacocks could get any disease.

But if the entire area or coops are dirty all the time, the spread of diseases is nothing but inevitable.

Related: Here is an article I wrote on can guinea fowls be tamed?

Are guinea fowl and peacocks related?

The family which brings forth guinea fowls, chickens, peacocks, quail, grouse, partridges, pheasants, and turkeys is just one extended family.

Guinea fowls and peacocks hence come from the same family but have been broken down into different species as time passed.

What happens if one of your Guinea Fowls taunts one of your Peacocks?

At times, you might notice one of your guinea fowl taunting one of your peacocks.

This is quite normal. Mainly, both birds have stayed together in the same space for an extended period.

At times your guinea fowl could taunt your peacock for so long, your peacock would start pursuing your guinea fowl.

It could chase the guinea fowl all day long if it has to.

Because peacocks do not like being taunted. Your guinea fowl is just having fun with another fellow bird, and it doesn’t mean any harm.

It is your peacock that is taking it the other way and not understanding the tease.

It would be best if you didn’t stress yourself. Just know that both your peacock and your guinea fowl would not run to death.

At some point, they would get tired, need to drink some clean water and eat some feed, and rest after a long day of playing around.

What is the Behavior of Guinea fowls to other birds living around?

Guinea fowls could be quite mean, crazy and they love causing issues like taunting a member of the bird species living in the same area as them.

There are times when your guinea fowls could gather, and then all of them start stressing the peacocks.

This time, the story is different. Instead of your peacocks pursuing the guinea fowls, it’s the guinea fowls that are chasing the peacocks.

Your guinea fowls could chase the peacock so hard and stress them to a point your peacock would find it difficult to move.

At this point, typically, your guinea fowl would relax and carry on with their day.

Also here is an article I wrote on why do guinea fowls make noise?

What is the relationship between Male Guinea Fowl and Male Peacock?

You could have a lot of birds living together.

Birds like turkeys, pheasants, chickens, and others.

No issue or problem might occur.

But the moment you bring in your guinea fowl to the mix, you would start seeing many different things.

The Male guinea fowl specifically could start harassing all the other male peacocks around.

You could quickly notice that the peacocks would be frightened by the presence of your guinea fowls.

Your guinea fowl would like to cover or gather the male peacock at times, and you might feel they want to do nothing but kill the male peacock.

What should you do when you have aggressive peacocks or guinea fowls?

Whenever any one of your birds becomes aggressive or violent, the best thing for you to do is to confine them.

That is one of the fastest ways to get them to order.

Because without this, you could keep losing peacocks or guinea fowls.

This is another reason you need to train or tame your guinea fowls and peacocks at young ages before they grow and have this high level of aggression.

You could also cut off their wings and then chip their sharp mouths.

This would reduce the rate at which they could attack other birds in the brood.

Conclusion

Guinea fowls and peacocks can live together, just that you need to keep their brooding space very clean if you don’t want them to get any intermixed diseases.

Guinea fowls and peacocks are related to chickens, pheasants, turkeys, and others birds like these.

They are both social animals, which is a reason why they should relate very well.

But for this exact reason, your guinea fowls might start stressing, attacking, and it could even seem like they want to kill your male peacocks.

Make sure you take the guinea fowls whenever this wants to happen.

Please keep them in a different cage/brood/shelter.

It would be best if you also clipped their feathers and chip their sharp mouths to reduce the damage they could have on the other animals.

You should train these guinea fowls first before you merge them with other birds like peacocks. This way, they end up living together peacefully with little to no violence invo

Photo of author

About the author

Chukay Alex

Chukay is a season writer and farmer who enjoys farming and growing plants in his backyard farm. When he is not farming you can find him at the nearest lawn tennis court, hitting a mean backhand down the line.