June 26, 2020

Raising Guinea Fowl at My Farm

It’s always exciting when we have babies at the farm - this time seven young Guinea fowl incubated and hatched right here. 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.