Guinea fowl

The winner of the Mother’s Day guessing competition is…

The winner of the Mother’s Day guessing competition is…

At last, the news you’ve all been waiting for… Yes, it’s the winner of the Mother’s Day guessing competition!!! The correct answer to the question “How many eggs did this Guinea Fowl hen try to hatch?” was 46 eggs!         No-one guessed the exact number but the closest guess was from Tim … Continue reading

Mother’s Day guessing competition: how many eggs did this Guinea Fowl sit on?

Mother’s Day guessing competition: how many eggs did this Guinea Fowl sit on?

Yesterday was Mother’s Day here in Australia. Happy Mother’s Day to my wonderful mother and to all the other mothers who read this message!!! I think it’s a fitting occasion to have a little Mother’s Day quiz to discover just how hard one of our Guinea Fowl hens tried to be a mother. This beautiful … Continue reading

Teenagers vandalise property – with their beaks!

Teenagers vandalise property – with their beaks!

Like a gang of unruly teenagers with too much time on their hands, our adolescent Guinea Fowl flock has been up to no good committing acts of wanton vandalism. The victims? ┬áSeveral of our elderly sheds, 70 to 90 years old. They have leaky rooves where holes have rusted through the corrugated iron and we’ve … Continue reading

Double blow: fox and feral cat attacks – 12 dead

Double blow: fox and feral cat attacks – 12 dead

A few mornings ago I was lying cosy and warm in bed while gentle rain played soft music on the tin roof, when a sound that shouldn’t have been there filtered slowly into my consciousness. It was the insistent ‘Come back!, Come back!’ call of a female Guinea Fowl somewhere much closer to my window … Continue reading

Guinea fowl bedtime stories

A few months ago in early spring our Guinea fowl breeding program appeared to be in a dire situation. I wrote of having just one young female, one old grandma bird (named Edith after the lady I bought her from) and four young males, three of which were full brothers to the young female. What … Continue reading

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