Why guinea fowl?

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by chickeneyfoot, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. chickeneyfoot

    chickeneyfoot Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2011
    Why? Like chickens do they lay lots of eggs or have good meat quility?
  2. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller Premium Member

    Yep..... [​IMG]

    There are other reasons.... The ones I have are:
    1. walking burglar alarms (unfamiliar people)
    2. Tick eaters
    3. good foragers
    4. entertainment value
    5. predator alarms
    6. eggs
    7. taste like pheasant (dont know yet but I have heard)
  3. Chic-n-farmer

    Chic-n-farmer Showers of Blessings

    ALL good points! I sold dozens and dozens of the keets last year, for mostly those reasons.

    I should have pointed out that guineas are SEASONAL layers.
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2012
  4. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
    1. Eggs
    2. Alarm System
    3. Feathers
    4. Tick Control
    5. I love their antics
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  5. NYboy

    NYboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 12, 2009
    White plains
    Snake control!!
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Guineas are seasonal layers so they do not lay as many eggs as chickens. They are, however, marvelous entertainment. We call them goonie-birds here. They are nutty critters, nothing like chickens, but they are awesome tick eaters. Their plumage is beautiful, too. Mine were very tame, but it takes working at it to get them that way as they are just not as domesticated as chickens.
  7. BritinMO

    BritinMO Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2011
    I got my guineas for tick and bug control (started off with 6 very young chicks) - never ever realized how much entertainment we would get out of them - they are sooooooo funny. They drive me crazy at times, but just cannot imagine life without them now (and we now have around 25)...........love them!
  8. leonphelps

    leonphelps Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 15, 2011
    Bucks County PA
    pulled 25 ticks off of myself before the guineas....2 after.

    one the dogs 28 ticks before....1 after.

    aint zactly rocket science.
  9. Mykee

    Mykee Chillin' With My Peeps

    All of the above reasons! Plus, I raised one alone, and she (Mykee:) is super friendly and funny!

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