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Free Guide: Guinea Fowl - Backyard Poultry
If you have a lot of ticks on your land it can be stressful to find them on your family and your livestock. Guinea fowl can be a great way to reduce tick populations. Learn more about raising them below.
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The Realities of Guinea Fowl Care - Backyard Poultry
Providing good guinea fowl care can be a pleasure … or cause problems with the neighbors. Learn about the realities of guinea fowl and decide if they are the right fit for you. Do you raise guinea fowl? What has your experience been like?
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Guinea Fowl Care: Housing and Winter Survival - Backyard Poultry
Guinea fowl have been reported to have lived to be 17 years or older, but unfortunately, more lose their lives to predators than to old age. In the winter, guinea fowl care is important to shield your flock from dangerous temperatures and hungry predators. Learn more below
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The Realities of Guinea Fowl Care - Backyard Poultry
Taking care of guinea fowl can be uplifting … or cause problems with the neighbors! Here are some realities of guinea fowl care, both the highlights and the challenges
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The Realities of Guinea Fowl Care - Backyard Poultry
Taking care of guinea fowl can be uplifting … or cause problems with the neighbors! Author Susie Kearley shares some highlights and challenges of owning guinea fowl
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Free Guide: Guinea Fowl - Backyard Poultry
Download our Guinea Fowl Guide and you'll learn more about the following: + Got Ticks & Bugs? Get Guineas! + Housing Guinea Fowl, With An Emphasis On Winter Survival + Guinea Fowl, A Fun And Fascinating Breed + Poultry Preparation for Human Consumption and more!
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Ep. 94 Find Your Guineafowl Flock – Mother Earth News
In this podcast episode of Mother Earth News and Friends, Cindy Gibson of Guinea Fowl International presents at the Belton, Texas Mother Earth News Fair about establishing and caring for your poultry. She shares the benefits and disadvantages of raising mixed flocks, as well as the pros and cons of several types of birds, with an emphasis on guinea fowl. If you're thinking about getting guinea listen in and get some helpful tips!
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Are you interested in raising guinea fowl? They are great at reducing tick populations and can also be raised for meat and eggs. Download our FREE guide to learn about feed, housing, and more!
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Gardening with Guinea Fowl - Backyard Poultry
Is gardening with guinea fowl possible? Absolutely! Guineas take care of ticks, grasshoppers, Japanese beetles and other obnoxious bugs in your garden without wrecking your plants - check out our tips below.
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Ep. 94 Find Your Guineafowl Flock – Mother Earth News
In this podcast episode of Mother Earth News and Friends, Cindy Gibson of Guinea Fowl International presents at the Belton, Texas MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR about establishing and caring for your poultry. She shares the benefits and disadvantages of raising mixed flocks, as well as the pros and cons of several types of birds, with an emphasis on guinea fowl.
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Gardening with Guinea Fowl - Backyard Poultry
Is gardening with guinea fowl possible? Absolutely! Author Jeannette Ferguson outlines some of the benefits: guineas take care of ticks, grasshoppers, Japanese beetles and other pests in your garden without wrecking your plants.
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Training Domestic Guinea Fowl 101 - Backyard Poultry
We keep guinea fowl to control insect pests because they are fantastic foragers, shares author Mel Dickinson. They're the first ones out in the morning and the last ones back at night. They're the hardest workers on the farm and cover a ton of area every day eating ticks and insects. Guinea fowl are often referred to as the watchdogs of the flock. If anything, or anyone, is out of place they will alarm the whole farm (and all the neighbors). Guineas are also known to keep away small snakes and a
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Guinea–Chicken Hybrid: Can Chickens and Guineas Breed? - Backyard Poultry
Occasionally in nature, a male and female from two different species will mate and produce offspring, termed as hybrids. In the case of poultry, crosses between different species in the same family are possible, especially between mallards and other ducks. Sometimes even pheasants or peacocks have been seen to mate with chickens and produce a pheasant–chicken hybrid or a peacock–chicken hybrid respectively. A rarer example is a rooster mating a guinea hen—giving rise to a guinea–chicken cross (t
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Housing Guineas - Backyard Poultry
Here are a few things to consider when housing guineas to keep them healthy and happy, and how to manage them both when they're ranging and roosting.
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Download Your Free Guinea Fowl Guide - Backyard Poultry
Did you know guineas eat ticks and insects? They also keep snakes away and discourage predator attacks. Get going with Guineas — we'll show you how in our FREE GUIDE!