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Guinea Fowls and ticks????

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I've heard that guinea fowls eat ticks. That they go crazy for ticks. I have ticks around my house, and I'm wondering if they will make a difference. If so, how many do I need. Also, If I got them, it would be for spring and summer. Are they any good for meat? I'm not queen on keeping a bunch of them in with my chickens for the winter. I only want them for ticks.

Thanks in advance

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ya.giflove.gifdroolin.gif I love my two guineas and highly recommend them, even though they peck some of the chickens feathers. I don't know if guineas eating ticks is true or not, but I hope you find out! They do use guineas in gardening so they should eat ticks! Hope this helps, and the guineas are so funny! pop.gif
Edited by copper2 - 11/4/15 at 12:04pm
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My guineas solved my tick problem.  I found 3 a bare minimum for a large fenced yard, 5 seems ideal.  I pen them at night and let them forage in the day.  I don't know about meat, but I find guinea eggs taste better than chicken or duck eggs.

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