Keeping Guinea Fowl: Everything You Need to Know, from How to Raise Guineas to Facts about the Guinea Bird and Where to Buy Guinea Fowl
Get all the facts about guineas in this FREE guide
OK, so you’ve been researching about the benefits of guineas… or you want to control bugs and ticks without the use of toxic chemicals… or you want to branch out from the poultry you already have.
Whatever your reason for investigating keeping guinea fowl, you’ve definitely come to the right place. Here at Countryside Network, we’re poultry experts, and we love our guinea fowl! In fact, we’re so dedicated to guinea fowl, we’ve written a complete guide for beginners – from A to Z – and we’re giving it away FREE.
This is the ultimate beginner’s guide to keeping guinea fowl! Countryside Network publishes both Countryside & Small Stock Journal and Backyard Poultry, so you know we’ve got expertise you can rely on. Plus, we know exactly what questions you have, and we answer them all in this free guide!
Starting from scratch with keeping guinea fowl
This guide is written in straightforward language – no jargon! Plus, it delivers all of the basics. We wrote Keeping Guinea Fowl: Everything You Need to Know, from How to Raise Guineas to Facts about the Guinea Bird and Where to Buy Guinea Fowl to help you …
- Learn the ins and outs of keeping guinea fowl
- Discover how to raise birds that are happy, healthy, productive and fun
- Enjoy the fruits of your labors in eliminating bugs and ticks naturally
- Become an expert on keeping guinea fowl, no matter what your level of previous experience
In short, the first step to becoming a guinea expert is to download this FREE handbook right now!
Let’s start at the beginning: What’s involved in getting started in keeping guinea fowl? This guide explains how guineas differ from chickens and other poultry. You get tips for training the birds to return to their coop each night instead of following their instincts and roosting in trees – where they are vulnerable to predators like hawks, owls and raccoons.
Of course, you’ll also want to know what kind of housing works best for guinea fowl, so we cover that in detail. Because our writers are guinea fowl experts, you get tricks and tips you won’t find in just any guide to keeping guinea fowl. For instance, we’ve got exactly the advice you need on housing for full-grown adults along with young keets –to keep the keets healthy until they can safely join the rest of the flock!
Then there’s hatching eggs – it’s much more challenging than you would expect! Guinea fowl instinctively want to lay their eggs in a well-hidden spot outdoors where they and the nest are unprotected from predators. Take our advice and train them to lay their eggs inside the coop by making hidden nesting areas – a dog kennel with the opening facing the wall, straw stuffed behind a sheet of plywood leaning and secured to a wall, a wooden teepee to hide under, or nesting boxes to get in or under.
In other words, you don’t have to experiment with a single thing – just read this free guide to keeping guinea fowl and get everything right the first time!
Just the right amount of information on keeping guinea fowl.
If you’re searching the Internet for resources on keeping guinea fowl, you’ve probably noticed that there’s almost too much information out there. Different ideas about free-ranging and allowing them to roost in trees, suggestions for feeding, theories about keeping guineas and chickens together, and vague generalities about how much space is required per bird.
This guide is different: We separate the good from the bad, ignore the in-between and give it to you straight. For instance, there are numerous theories on housing guineas at night, but this guide sticks with one: Train the birds at an early age to return to shelter at night. If guineas are not trained to roost inside a poultry shed at night, the will take to the trees and have all-night slumber parties, talking into the wee hours – especially during a full moon. Guinea fowl cannot see well at night, and if left to roost in trees they will eventually become a midnight snack for hungry owls, raccoons or other overnight predators.
One day you might be comfortable experimenting on your own, but there’s no need to when you’re a beginner, if you read our guide!
Just to make sure you’ve got the picture, here’s exactly what the guide teaches you, all in that same practical, specific language:
- Acquiring grown guineas
- Identifying males and females
- Mixing guinea fowl with chickens
- Keeping guinea fowl in winter
You’ll learn about 11 potential problems to be encountered when letting guineas hatch in the wild. You’ll get the housing space requirements for keeping guinea fowl, hints on designing a shelter, advice on feeding requirements, and tips, precautions and photos when dealing with guinea fowl and snow.
In other words – why wouldn’t you read this free guide before you get started in raising guineas?
Complete confidence in keeping guinea fowl in 23 pages
Yep, that’s exactly what we want to give you with this free guide: Complete confidence. It will only take you 30 minutes or so to read it, but it will give you all the basics and then some, saving you time, money and aggravation down the road. Even if you’ve never owned any kind of poultry before, you’ll be completely prepared, ready to tackle this new adventure – and actually enjoy it, instead of losing sleep over it!
For instance, many people new to keeping guinea fowl would notice a missing guinea hen and panic. Relax: Guinea fowl instinctively lay their eggs in secluded, well-hidden places. Some people give the hens up for lost, but our advice is to protect the hen and her nest by gathering the eggs and hatching in an incubator. And that’s it! No worries.
Then there’s the tricky question of when to introduce newborn keets to the rest of the flock. This can be tough on the new guinea owner who doesn’t want the young keets accidentally or intentionally injured by the adults in the flock. Read up on the possible pitfalls of introducing the keets too soon, and you might even try this neat trick:
Gather newly hatched keets and place them in a cage where the adult guineas have ready access. The adults can see the keets and protectively guard them, but can’t get close enough to accidentally injure them. As the keets get older and are ready to be released from their cage the older guineas should accept them, rather than treat them as intruders.
As you can see, we’ve removed most of the obstacles you might perceive to raising guineas, just by writing this guide! We want you to enjoy keeping guinea fowl, not just suffer through it.
So why not download the free guide right now, and start planning your guinea fowl venture immediately? Once you see all the steps to take and how to execute them, it will start to seem much less challenging than you might have thought. Non-toxic bug and tick control, warning of predators as “the farmer’s watchdog”, companionship, even meat – what’s not to love about guinea fowl? Read the guide right now!
Yours for happy, healthy, productive guineas,
for Backyard Poultry Magazine
PS: Did you know that in any flock, there’s always a pecking order? There will be occasional fights, but once the pecking order has been established, those should be rare. Find out more about the basics of keeping guinea fowl in this FREE guide!
PPS: Remember, this useful guide is absolutely FREE and instantly downloadable. There’s no need to wait to get this expert, hands-on advice from Countryside Network!