Sunday, July 23, 2017
Be Pest Free with Guinea Hens
Got Ticks? Well these birds are insect eating. They’re great foragers for bugs but they don't scratch, which is less destructive to your garden than chickens. They can make an enormous difference when it comes to your tick population. Ticks are scarce in the open, grassy areas and you will only find a few in the woods and brush. Guineas are specialists in tick control, and your yard, including kids and the dog will be tick free.
Guinea fowl can live and thrive in almost any type of weather environment. Guinea fowl prefer to roost in trees and they only require 7 inches of space per bird for roosting. Any type of shelter would be fairly small and they have to be trained to come into the coop at night if you choose the shelter method. A guinea hen will make a nest and lay her eggs in random, hard-to-find places.
Unless you are in the harshest of climates, chances are your guineas are going to adapt to the conditions.
Guinea fowl are interesting birds. Guinea fowl are good watchdogs and will let you know if something is amiss, only they won't bite.
Guinea fowl can make a great addition to your chickens and are courteous around other animals as well. They will follow your dog and cat which is pretty cool to watch.
Guinea fowls only lay eggs from April through August which puts them in high demand for the summer season especially when ticks can nest through the first frost!
To purchase your guinea fowls, please send an email to: TheIndigenousWay@comcast.net or call 856-332-3817 or 856-459-5580.