The guineas are doing a wonderful job at controlling the tick population. We still find an occasional tick on us , but I believe Shadow and the cats are bringing them in from the woods.
We lost one guinea , the neighbor saw a fox chasing them in the field across the road , so I guess he got one. That was about 2 weeks ago , since then , they've been staying closer to home. They had been going across the road into the field and visiting some of the neighbors. So far I haven't had any complaints from the neighbors , as a matter of fact , they seem to be happy they visit. Our closest neighbor , actually cut a hole in the fence so they could walk through to their yard. They had guineas when they were young , so they know how great they are at bug & tick control and enjoy having them visit.
I've been looking for guinea nest , but haven't found any. I think they should be laying now , but have read they hide their nest well. But since they free range and cover a very large area , I guess I may never get a guinea egg. I was looking forward to trying one , to see how they compare to chicken eggs. They are a lot calmer now and don't make as much noise as they did , only when startled and they're still roosting in the same tree at night.
~ Spring Blessings ~