There are many benefits to raising guinea fowl. These unusual birds act as guards, alerting you with lots of noise whenever a human stranger, wild animal, or snake approaches. Although some writers claim that they tend to leave your plants alone while foraging for insects, many gardeners have not found that to be the case. They'll eat your veggies, so bird netting or other protection over your crops is advisable. On farms and homesteads, they are valuable because they eat ticks--in fact, ticks are their favorite food, and a flea-infested property can quickly become tick-free with their help.
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Guinea fowls are becoming increasingly popular. Not only is their meat tender and flavorful, but guinea fowls also protect the farm flock from predators, serve as pest control, and can even reduce the deer tick population that is responsible for Lyme disease. If you hear that sound, the bird is definitely female. For tips from our Veterinary co-author on comparing the wattles of male and female guinea fowl, keep reading!
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