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Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by rhoda_bruce, Dec 13, 2009.

  1. rhoda_bruce

    rhoda_bruce Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am from the very deep south and my main bug problem is fleas, mesquitos and ants. What do ya'll think will be my satisfaction level when I return to guineas in the spring?
     
  2. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    I am not sure, I know my chickens try to catch flies, but I hear that Guineas are WONDERFUL!
     
  3. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well rhoda, I think you will achieve great success. However, it may take a couple years to notice a difference.

    This is my second go around with guineas. The first was with only 4 that I hen hatched in So. FL. Three of them made a marked difference in mosquitoes after a couple years. Now I`m in middle GA and have 19 keets that I got at the end of July. My hope is to control ticks, but I`ve been told by many that they eat anything that crawls. Good luck........POp
     
  4. rhoda_bruce

    rhoda_bruce Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That would be wonderful. The ants can be unreal. The fleas don't like me and stay away, but they love my husband. I know you warned me about my bees......I think I might cage them in for protection. What a crazy set up I will have. [​IMG]
     
  5. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    If Guineas eat ants and can coexist with chickens, sign me up!!!

    I'm SUUUUURE DH would just looooove them, since they're loud and all that jazz. [​IMG]
     
  6. TarzantheChickenMan

    TarzantheChickenMan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    other then my guineas getting killed when penned up they are great i haven't lost one once i left the free range they are too wary and flighty
    i trying raising one in my house with my kids it very very people friendly hopefully it stays this way now that its with the rest of the flock.
    i you dont mind the noise they are a great addition to any flock
     

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