Do Guinea Fowl Scratch The Ground Like Hens Do?

Guinea fowl don’t tend to scratch the ground like hens do.

The only time guinea fowl tend to dig is when they are making a nest site and they tend to scratch into the ground to make a hollow shape. They usually do this under hedgerows or under a nettle patch and not in the middle of a flower bed. My guinea fowl don’t disturb my flower beds.

Guinea fowl  do like to dust bath so providing them with a specific area that has soft sandy soil is good for the guinea fowl as dust bathing is a birds way of controlling mites and lice.

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