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Helmeted Guinea Fowl

Overall satisfaction

2.25/5

Acquired: Breeder (non-professional, hobby breeder)

Gender: Both

Appearance

4/5

Temperament

3/5

Health

4/5

Easy to feed

5/5

Foraging ability

5/5

Easy to provide habitat

4/5

Meat quality

N/A

Egg quantity

N/A

A Great Bird To Have on the Farm

By

Castlewood, South Dakota, United States

Posted Mar 27, 2015

Guineas are such a nice bird to have on the farm. Yes, they're quite noisy, and since they travel in flocks, they can leave quite a mess in their favorite spots, but they are superior foragers, and you're unlikely to find a single tick after a summer with guineas.

They're even almost pretty. If it weren't for the turkey-type heads, they could be a very ornamental bird, as their plumage is a lovely mottled gray and white.

Overall, I'd definitely recommend a small flock of guineas if you have a farm or even just a country homestead. They'll keep your place clean of ticks and--in a pinch--even a bit of meat.

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