Guinea Fowls and ticks????

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by Caleb999, Nov 2, 2015.

  1. Caleb999

    Caleb999 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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
  2. copper2

    copper2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2015
    Eating a burger
    :ya :love :drool 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
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2015
  3. MakeshiftAcre

    MakeshiftAcre Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 17, 2015
    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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