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Guinea fowl for fly control

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by Hollywood Chickens, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. Hollywood Chickens

    Hollywood Chickens Songster

    Mar 12, 2009
    I have 30 chickens and 2 goats, so as you can imagine flies are a problem. I am using the 'Flies be Gone' trap that works great, but it does smell and right now it is costing me $15.00 a week.

    I have been reading all of the "fly" threads, and I was thinking of getting some guineas for fly control.

    My questions are:
    Are they good for flies?
    What is different from chickens?
    Do the boys crow?
    What do the eggs taste like?
    Will the boys mate with my hens?

    Thank you so much!!!
  2. Nava

    Nava I Got The Naked Neck Blues

    Aug 2, 2009
    Ocala Fl
    if roosters are to loud for you, then guineas are WAYYYYYYY louder, and no they wont mate with the chickens, I had some that I got when they were grown, and the used to beat up my hens and roos, so I ordered some eggs and now they all get along , I think becouse I had them from Keets, they eat insects but I still have flies so [​IMG]
    ETA the guinea girls are louder than the roos
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2010
  3. Hollywood Chickens

    Hollywood Chickens Songster

    Mar 12, 2009
    Then I guess I can't get them, since my neighbor called the police at 6:30 am when my cockerel did his first pathetic crow.
  4. krazyfarm1000

    krazyfarm1000 In the Brooder

    Apr 29, 2017
    Sounds like you need new neighbors. I made this DIY fly trap with pretty good success (although not as good as the traps I got at Tractor Supply, the DIY one's are free to make if you have milk jugs laying around). Here's the link
    Hope that helps! I usually have several going at once. This is because it can take four days or so for them to actually start catching flies. I rotate new ones in as old ones get filled up.

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