September 30, 2019

The Guinea Fowl at My Farm

It’s always exciting when baby birds arrive at my Bedford, New York farm - this time six young Guinea fowl given to me by my friend, Ilene. They’re all doing very well eating, drinking, and enjoying all the sights and sounds of their new surroundings.

Guinea fowl are members of the Numididae family. These birds originated in Africa, but are now found all over the world. I’ve raised Guinea fowl for years. They are ground-nesting, seed and insect-eating birds that love ticks, locusts, flies, maggots, snails, and other pesky bugs. They are also wonderful at patrolling the chicken yard - sounding off loud alarms whenever something unusual enters the enclosure. 

Here are some photos - enjoy.