who has guinea fowl

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by cw, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. cw

    cw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2009
    green co.
    my wife is wanting about 6 of them?

    i was thinking about getting them for her?

    those who haver them do you enjoy having them around
     
  2. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2007
    MERRY LAND
    Where you at?

    I enjoy mine, and have no ticks around now. well worth having around if you have tick problems
     
  3. cw

    cw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2009
    green co.
    we live in ky. very rural area. was gonna free range.


    how diff are they then chickens?
     
  4. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    I enjoy having them around too. But they can get a bit loud from time to time. [​IMG]
     
  5. Tn Gamebirds

    Tn Gamebirds Chillin' With My Peeps

    we have them. they clean up the feed under the quail pens that the quail spill.

    They do eat a lot of ticks and bugs. But we still have plenty of ticks in the summer

    I enjoy them , untill they all get excited at the same time. Then they can get on your nerves. They can get loud if you have several of them
     
  6. cw

    cw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2009
    green co.
    planned on having around 6

    are they ok to have around i you have small
    children?
     
  7. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    We have a 3 y/o and have had guineas, all her life and they never bother her at all.
     
  8. We have 14 of them. 3 whites, 4 purples, 4 lavenders and 3 pearls.

    They tend to bunch up in group and stick together.

    We call them the "unimind" as I takes all of them to make one brain.

    We really enjoy them. they come down to the house for treats and make a heck of a racket. They alert to hawks and other predators and the chickens all know that when the guinea fowl are upset, they need to be on the look out.

    They all come into roost at night in the barn with the chickens.

    I do not think they are any problem whatsoever and they LOVE ticks, something the chickens just seem to ignore.

    Now, this is just MY experience with them. Others seem to think them mean and when in the group they attack their chickens.

    In one case, it was the other way around with me. I had a young guinea fowl that I introduced to the barn. One morning I found her in the pen dead. It looked like the chickens in the "silkie pile" got her.
     
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  9. cw

    cw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2009
    green co.
    do any of yall eat them?

    i heard they are good to eat?
     
  10. antiquebuff

    antiquebuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I haven't eaten one but I have been told they are wonderful.
    We have 6 and love them. They are our watch dogs. I originally got them because I was having a snake problem, but have been told they are good for tick control also.
    A bit noisy, but I recognize the sound they make if anything is after them or the chickens.
     

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