Guineas good for veggie garden?

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by chickiemama08, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. chickiemama08

    chickiemama08 New Egg

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    I heard guineas were good to have in the garden because they don't eat vegetation like chickens do. Is that true? I was all ready to get some and then I read they love to eat tomatoes [​IMG]
     
  2. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    All poultry will go after tomatos. They are attracted to red. So long as they have other greens to eat and room to wander they should be safe around all but young or tender plants until you start to get tomatos. I just close the gate to the garden before the plants start to make produce.
     
  3. rhoda_bruce

    rhoda_bruce Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I recommend you read "Gardening with Guineas." It claims that guineas will do exactly what you have asked. As a matter of fact after my husband read it, he decided we will be getting some. We had some in the past, but he plans on doing it by the book this time around.
    One member wrote a piece on her experience a while back and I was encouraged to read it. Her experience was perfectly by the book, with respects to gardening. I mean my husband told me about how to garden with guineas, but you know when something seems too good to be true? Well hearing someone's witness was good for me.
    I can't wait until next spring now.
     
  4. chickiemama08

    chickiemama08 New Egg

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    Thanks, Rhoda. I'll pick up a copy and read it.
     
  5. rhoda_bruce

    rhoda_bruce Chillin' With My Peeps

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    your welcome. I found mine on amazon
     
  6. MuranoFarms

    MuranoFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. Aj1911

    Aj1911 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my guineas seem to prefer the weeds more then the plants

    all tho they do like the swiss chard (i planted that for them anyway) and the pea pods otherwise they dont touch anything.
     
  8. TedsFarms

    TedsFarms Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine prefer anything green. The garden first then the sage brush.
     

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