Cattle and Guinea Fowl Do Not Mix!

Cattle and guinea fowl do not really mix well together. I first realised this last year when my housework was interrupted by an awful lot of squawking. Picture the scene….. Farmer’s wife with feather duster in hand, poised and ready to dust, when suddenly the tranquil calm was disturbed by the machine gunner noise of a … Read more

White Leghorn Chickens

  A light breed. Originally exported from the Italian port of Leghorn. Good egg layers. Lay white eggs. Not recommended for their meat. At maturity they weigh approximately 1.5/2kg. Female leghorns have a folded single comb. Female leghorns can mix with Guinea Fowl. HattyHatty

Guinea Fowl Chicks

Guinea fowl chicks are called keets. They are born with their eyes open.                           Their bodies are covered in down when they are first born.  Keets can drink and feed themselves without trouble after 24 hours. They eat crushed up chick crumbs for the first 6 weeks. Keep the keets in a brooder with a temperature … Read more

Charolais Cattle

The farm has spent three generations breeding and rearing Charolais cattle.                         Charolais Cattle Originate from France. First imported in the 1960’s. White in colour. Have horns. One of the largest body size. Charolais bulls weighs up to one and a half tonnes. Bred for beef. Charolais cows don’t produce as much milk as other breeds. Fast … Read more

A Growing Flock

A kind neighbour gave me 3 guinea fowl, a male and 2 females nearly 3 years ago and I’ve been hooked ever since! I named the trio; Charlie, Camilla and Diana. (You can see their pictures on The Guinea Fowl Gallery page.) In the Spring of that first year I collected lots of eggs. My family … Read more

The Nutritional Value Of Guinea Fowl Meat

In recent years there has been a greater demand for guinea fowl meat. So why are more people eating this meat? Guinea fowl meat is lean and rich in essential fatty acids. The meat is low in calories with only turkey meat having fewer calories. Guinea fowl meat has approximately 134 kilocalories (kcal) per 100 … Read more

Farmyard Sounds – The Answers

Here are the answers to the farmingfriends farmyard sounds. Farmyard Sound 1 = female guinea fowl call. Farmyard Sound 2 = pigs grunting and squealing. Farmyard Sound 3 = pigs eating. Farmyard Sound 4 = sugarbeet loading into trailer. Farmyard Sound 5 = harvesting sugarbeet. Farmyard Sound 6 = tractor ploughing field. Farmyard Sound 7 = silage feeder. Farmyard Sound 8 … Read more