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Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Hobbley_Farm, Oct 23, 2008.

  1. Hobbley_Farm

    Hobbley_Farm Songster

    Sep 9, 2008
    Pilot Mountain, NC
    I'm sorry if this has been addressed already. But when I ask what quineas are good for, I always hear "ticks...they eat ticks" Well...that's all fine and good, but if I were to get them, how would I keep them from pooping every where? How would I keep them off my porches. How would I keep them from pooping where my tot plays. If I penned them up, that wouldnt' really help the tick populous. If I let them free range....well...seems poo would be a major factor.

    Any opinions or suggestions appreciated [​IMG]

  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Generally, after the brooding stage, guinea poop is fairly dry. Rarely did I ever even notice any around the place. And you're right, unless you let them range and do what they're best at, much of their value is lost.
  3. feathersgalore

    feathersgalore Songster

    Sep 4, 2008
    Central Ohio
    Shiny things and things that move can detract them from porches but you have to change them regularly.

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