These silly clowns are comical to watch with their 'one brain many bodies' mentality!
We adore our guinea fowl. They make us laugh and they make us cry. Sometimes they seem to be smart and other times they are just plain stupid! They work on a one brain many bodies mentality: so where one goes the rest follow but that one leader is forever changing...getting confusing...well that is guinea fowl for you!
They are essentially grazers and constantly roam looking for bugs, insects and nipping off greens and seed heads. They are not big scratchers like chooks so the lawn stays intact yet if they come across a dusty dirt spot they relish a dust bath. During the non breeding season they mass together and live as a group of males and females. In spring they will pair of in twos or small groups and hang out romantically on our front lawn and in our paddocks all breeding season. They are a delight to watch. The hens will all lay in the same nest/s and if the eggs are not secretly removed will go broody and sit on sometimes up to 40 eggs. They are dedicated broodies but useless mothers. I think they have good intensions but the keets are just not strong enough to cope with the cold, damp and the distances traversed. So keets are best raised in brooder boxes and released back to free range when old enough. We keep both the pearl grey and lavender varieties and have pied in both colours. They are prolific layers of small hard shelled eggs with a round and a pointy end. The hens lay from September to March. Guinea fowl also make an excellent table bird; succulent and tender, similar to eating a gamebird. Guinea fowl are native to Africa. They are often used for tick control. They are low maintenance, hardy birds to keep and do best free range.
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08/11/2018 by Andrea
Hi Fionna, We have at long last had time to get Minka’s enclosure put together. It is awesome, plenty of room to add some climbing things for her. It arrived up here super fast with no hassles. Thank you so much.Many thanks
08/11/2018 by Margaret
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05/11/2018 by Sandra
Perfect, exactly what I was after, and good solid eggs as well, not cheap hollow ones.
04/11/2018 by Jaco
Prior to acquiring these excellent cartons we were always struggling to keep up with our girl's offerings! Now they are kept safe and well presented as they deserve.
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02/11/2018 by Allister
Great service. Eglu easy to put together, the run part took longer than I expected. However just timeconsuming as opposed to complicated. Chickens seem very happy and cosy in their new home.
02/11/2018 by Janis
We bought an extra Omlet fence to give our hens more space. Handy to have more than one gate.
28/10/2018 by Lea
Great little unit, seriously good for what I put in it. Pheasants hatched well. Chooks and Quails were a breeze. Had a small issue with the egg disk trying to fit pheasant eggs into the small holes. They really do not fit, quails eggs do but not pheasant eggs sorry. This small issue was worked through very professionally and generously by Appletons and Brinsea agents. Very satisfied with their options and answers to the problem. Would definitely recommend this company and all of their products and services any day.
23/10/2018 by Casey
Easy to use, made the hen house smell great, the girls were back in by nightfall and not a mite in sight.
22/10/2018 by Lesley
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22/10/2018 by Brendon
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