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Helmeted Guinea Fowl

Overall satisfaction

3/5

Acquired: Farmyard / Feedstore adoption

Gender: Female

Appearance

4/5

Temperament

3/5

Health

4/5

Easy to feed

5/5

Foraging ability

5/5

Easy to provide habitat

5/5

Meat quality

N/A

Egg quantity

3/5

Guineas, the dumbest creatures ever

By

Cross Junction, Virginia, United States

Posted Sep 09, 2016

We adopted six pearl gray guineas from Southern States. We now have five (one mysteriously disappeared).

They make noise constantly, are extremely unintelligent, but pretty entertaining.

Guineas will roam all over your property, and regularly get stuck places in which you have to free them. They like to stick together, but lose each other regularly and make squawking sounds until they reunite.

Their stupidity, however, can be entertaining with the correct mindset. They are also great foragers and their favorite food is ticks.

Our guineas stay in the same area as our chickens, but they roost on sticks in the chicken run, rather than inside of the coop.

Their eggs are small and hard to crack, but they have good taste!

Also of note: anyone that tells you that you can let your guineas in your garden and they eat will eat the bugs but leave the veggies alone is wrong. Our guineas make their way into our garden regularly and they always peck the tomatoes.

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