Seems everyone is talking about guinea fowl at the moment!
Just had an email from Kwame,
You said :
'guinea fowl free range around the farm during the day and then go into a hut to roost at night so they are safe from predators.'
I want to do the same by allowing the birds roam during daytime and come home at night.I am afraid if i release them they might not come back.
They refuse to come out even i leave the door open.How did you go about yours.Of late i have been feeding my birds with corn flour.I hope with this type of diet they can lay eggs when the time is due.
If you keep the guinea fowl in their hut for at least two weeks before releasing them then they will know where they live. Also if you only release a few at a time then they will stay close the the hut where the others are and won't want to go too far, so that when you release all of them they know where to come back. You may need to herd them in for abit until they are used to their routine.
they obviously like it in their hut. You may need to go into the hut and get behind them so that you can herd them out! Once they free range during the day they will eat insects and grass, the grass will help to make the yolks very yellowy orange and tasty!
Good luck with your guinea fowl.
Sara @ farmingfriends