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Category Archive:   Guineas


Hmmmm, where to begin? Chickens Last time I spoke of the chickens, I think the new chicken coop had just been completed. Unfortunately, that coop suffers from some major design flaws, the biggest of which is that it is simply too small for 30 chickens to roost in comfortably. The ladies solved this by some […]

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I know, farmers aren’t supposed to take vacations, so don’t think of it as a vacation from the farm, at least for me.  Think of it as a vacation from my corporate job.  A much needed one.   Which is why I took two weeks. [insert “oh my god how did you manage to swing two […]

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While we never kept chickens when we lived in town, our neighbor did.  She had 3 blue lace wyandottes named Mary, Kate and Ashley (don’t you just love my neighbor already).  Unfortunately, Ashley would always go broody – staying in the nesting box all day, getting aggressive when you’d try and collect eggs, you get […]

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We’re down to 12 guineas from the original 30.  The last few casualties could have been raccoon or our not-dog Lady.  We don’t know if her owners have been feeding her since she was banished from our yard, and we’ve caught her chasing the guineas before.  We’ve started feeding her again as we don’t have the […]

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Now that the guineas are free to roam by day, they are getting more adventurous… They ran everywhere today.  Up the driveway to the front yard.  Around the house to the back entrance and into the pasture.  You’d hear this weird, high-pitched squawk and then see these bald-headed birds dart about the ground in the […]

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Our goal with all the poultry is to day range, whereby we let the birds do their bird thing, wandering around their section of the property during the safer daylight hours, free to forage for grass, eat grubs and bugs and other assorted natural goodies, poop all over the place and scratch it back into […]

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