The Pleasures of Raising Guineas | Community Chickens
When we decided to add a couple guineas to our flock, it was a difficult decision. To be honest, besides tick control, I’ve not heard a good word about the birds. It seems that every poultry forum I’ve visited complains that they’re loud and mean animals! Even the day we purchased our keets, the man […]
Everything you need to know about Guinea hens
The ultimate guide to raising guinea fowl hens. I will teach you the basics for raising guinea fowl in your backyard, farm or homestead. Most people keep guines for tick control or as an makeshift alarm system against poultry predators, though they also have tasty eggs and the keets are absolutely adorable!
Are guinea fowl a good pet? uhhh, no....
Guiea fowl are well known to be a noisy watchdog that can alert a flock of backyard chickens of a predator attack and also eat a lot of ticks! Unfortunately that is where a guineas good qualities end! After raising these speckled poultray for a dozen years, I've come up with these 14 reasons why you might not actually want guinea fowl for your backyard, homestead or farm.
What to expect at a poultry swap?
Have you ever been to a chicken swap? I have been to many and let me tell you, it's more of a buy-sell-trade than a swap. There's also more than just chickens, including ducks, turkeys, geese, guinea fowl and even rabbits! Here is what to expect at your first poultry swap whether it be at TSC or other feed store.