sara | October 8, 2011
I have been asked how long do guinea fowl live for?
The lifespan of a Guinea fowl is approximately 10 to 15 years although they can live beyond this.
I currently have guinea fowl on the farm that are 7 years old.
If you fancy having a go at incubating, hatching and raising guinea fowl keets then [...]
sara | October 6, 2011
I free range my guinea fowl during the day and then put them in a hut to roost at night although guinea fowl will naturally roost in trees if you don’t train them to go in a hut.
I like mine to go in a hut at night so that they are protected from predators such [...]
sara | March 13, 2011
There are 3 ways to hatch guinea fowl eggs:
1) In an incubator.
2) Under a guinea fowl hen.
3) With a broody bantam hen.
I was reminded of this the other day when I had an email from anne saying that she was going to try all three methods.
Here are some things to consider.
With the eggs in the [...]
sara | March 12, 2011
I have been asked by a Incubating & Hatching Guinea Fowl Keets eBook customer if keets hatched by a guinea fowl will still need to go into a brooder for warmth.
Yes, I have 3 guinea fowl. 1 girl and 2 boys. I’ve had them since they were 12 weeks and though fairly skittish, they’re pretty [...]
sara | January 9, 2011
I have been asked if guinea fowl hens lay eggs in a nest box or chicken coop. From my experience the answer is generally no.
I have been keeping and raising guinea fowl for the last 6-7 years and have found that they mainly lay their eggs from midday and early afternoon so they have usually [...]
sara | September 1, 2010
I often receive emails asking about the behaviour of guinea fowl.
“Hi! I have just bought 4 several week old guinea fowl- I noticed one looking poorly and it was dead by morning- today I noticed that 2 are jumping from the roost onto the back of the 3rd- it is now looking quite lame and [...]
sara | July 9, 2010
Just thought I would let you know that I received an email from Gary who recently bought some of my guinea fowl eggs for hatching.
He emailed a few weeks ago to let me know that the guinea fowl eggs had hatched and he had 4 keets.
Hi there farming friends, once again thanks for the Guinea [...]
sara | April 8, 2010
I have read that guinea fowl will pair up for life and they are generally monogomous although a male can be grouped with more females although he will still have his favourite and the one that he will stand guard over and protect more than the others.
As well as reading about this I have actually [...]
sara | January 28, 2010
Splayed legs are when a guinea fowl keets legs are not in line correctly but splayed out making movement and standing difficult.
Splayed legs can be the result of the newly hatched keets not being able to get a grip on the floor of the incubator or brooder and as a result the legs will spread [...]
sara | January 26, 2010
Signs to look out for to indicate that the guinea fowl breeding season is under way are:
Guinea fowl subdividing into smaller groups as Spring approaches. During the Winter months a large flock of guinea fowl will all free range together but during the Spring and Summer months the guinea fowl will move about in smaller [...]