[NAFEX] guinea fowl

Stephen Sadler Docshiva at Docshiva.org
Thu Jun 2 18:10:14 EDT 2005


You have to have a refuge for the birds.  Our quail lived safely in and near
thick, thorny, brambles.  Our chickens and guinea fowl had coops.  

 

Stephen Sadler, Ph.D.

USDA 9, AHS heat zone 8, 

Sacramento CA - Mediterranean climate

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 I can guarantee you that the local cats WILL target bobwhites.  So will fox
and any other predator available in the area.   Can't you just get a pet
duck?

 
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From: charles paradise <machelp at attglobal.net>
To: North American Fruit Explorers <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Thu, 02 Jun 2005 17:42:20 -0500
Subject: [NAFEX] guinea fowl noise reports?

Our imperial suburban town told me this afternoon fowl or rabbits have
to have permit, which I am contemplating complying with.  They even send
an inspector.
 
Another idea other than guinea fowl is to release Bobwhite quail.
They'd be less noisy than guineas; but I haven't much confirmation
they'd eat ticks, which is the main point of keeping fowl.  There's
reports of guineas being susceptible to roaming house cats, but I only
see one house cat occasionally, and occasional losses would be
sustainable.  Apparantly releasing the Bobwhite would be the least
labor-intensive poultry activity, but whether they'd stay in the area
depends on terrain factors I don't understand.  And I don't have
confirmation they'd eat ticks.
 
Would appreciate hearing from those of you who have had poultry.
 
Charlie Paradise  Massachusetts z5ish
 
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