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Jonathon Engels presents the good, the bad, and the guidelines to raising guinea fowl, so you can decide if this bird is right for you. My first encounter with a guinea fowl – and it is a memorable experience – happened in the jungles of Belize. My wife, Emma, and I were volunteering at a […]Read more »
Why keep guineas? After all, they’re so strange-looking that one of the men who delivered our dishwasher refused to get out of the truck. His partner had to lug the appliance in on his own, clasped in brawny arms, while glancing nervously over his shoulder. He admitted that they both were city guys, so any […]Read more »
Craft your own guinea incubator, and learn how to troubleshoot their hatching. (All photos by author.) Having incubated guineas three times now, I can attest that—despite the hard shells on their eggs—they aren’t any more difficult to hatch than chickens are. Not even when you use a cooler to keep them warm as I do! […]Read more »
In this episode of Community Chickens Podcasts, Cindy Gibson and Dana Manchester chat about how guineas can work as a unit to protect their barnyard flock members. Our Podcast Guests Include: Cindy Gibson is president of Guinea Fowl International, an organization founded to support responsible guinea-keeping and to educate on the care and habits of guinea […]Read more »
In this episode of the Community Chickens Podcasts, Charlotte French and Kellsey Trimble, of Grit, sat down with Cindy Gibson and Sharon Dodds from the Guinea Fowl International Association to discuss how to care for and train Guinea fowl and interpret their behavior. Thank you Brinsea, for Sponsoring this episode! Our Guests Include: Kellsey Trimble, former managing […]Read more »
In this episode of Community Chickens Podcasts, Kellsey Trimble, of GRIT magazine, sat down with Alison Martin from the Livestock Conservancy and Cindy Gibson from the Guinea Fowl International Association to discuss popular poultry breeds and species that you may want to add to your homestead. Our Podcast Guests Include: Kellsey Trimble, former managing editor […]Read more »
Teaching Young Guineas to Range — But Not Too Far! Audrey Stallsmith shares stories and tips for keeping your free-range loving guineas closer to home. Time for a New Flock Many years have elapsed since my elderly parents and I hatched 20 guinea eggs in a homemade incubator constructed from a Styrofoam cooler. Most of […]Read more »
Guineas may be new to you but they are not to author and researcher Christine Heinrichs. These beautiful birds still exist in the wild in Africa but have also been domesticated for a small flocks. Learn how to get started raising guineas. What are guinea fowl? Guinea fowl are birds from the family Numididae and […]Read more »
Lately I’ve been reading a lot about companion planting. It’s a gardening technique in which different species of vegetables and flowers are planted together and they work as a group to benefit each other. In the Mother Earth News article Companion Planting With Vegetables and Flowers, the author Barbara Pleasant gives an example of the […]Read more »
by Nancy Smith – Photograph by Martina Berg Guineas are indigenous to grasslands and woodlands of southern Africa, and large, wild flocks continue to roam with semi-domesticated birds kept by farmers. Guineas are hunted in the wild along with ducks and geese as game birds; a commercial safari-type shoot can set a hunting enthusiast back […]Read more »