Guinea Fowl have been kept in captivity and used by man
for many years. The ancient Romans considered the meat
and eggs a delicacy. Large numbers are still farmed and
consumed in Europe and elsewhere.
They are valued as one of the best exterminators of pests
and insects, making them a complement to any Vineyard
or organic farming venture. They are the ultimate organic
farmer's weapon against bugs and weeds, plus provide excellent
Since one of the main sources of food for guinea fowl
is insects, they have gained popularity for use in reducing
insect populations in vineyards, gardens and orchards.
From dawn to dusk they will scour your property for beetles,
spiders, ticks, wasps, and ants in fact any insect that
gets in their way, they are relentless in their pursuit.
Guinea fowl do all this without damaging crops. They are
tick-eating machines and it is said that they are very
efficient at keeping wasp numbers low.
They free-range and spend most of their days foraging.
They work as a team, marching chest to chest and devouring
anything they startle as they move through the grass.
When they discover a special treat, they close ranks,
circle their prey, and move in for the feast. All the
while, they keep up a steady stream of whistles, chirps,
and clicks, a sort of running commentary on the day's
They will return to their base at night and naturally
roost in trees if left without a shelter to sleep in.
A handful of wheat or poultry pellets at night is all
they need. They live quite happily with other birds including
Guinea fowl are very suitable for release in game areas
and are hunted extensively in Africa, their native country.
Price: Guinea fowl - $25.00 each incl GST.
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