Guinea fowl for fly control

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

  1. Hollywood Chickens

    Hollywood Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2009
    Florida
    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

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2009
    Florida
    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.
     

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