Thursday, April 30, 2009

~ Guinea Gang ~

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 ~


Piecefulafternoon said...

Hurray for spring - and bug eating guineas.

Lib said...

Hi JOyce ann,
I enjoyed your post!
Hope ya'll have a wonderful wk.end!

Flassie's Fil'a said...

Sorry to hear that you
lost one of your guinea's.

Tick Tock Tick Tock, the
Guinea's are eating the
Ticks a lot. Peck one, Peck
two, Peck, Peck, Peck all
the day through.

God Bless You and Yours!!!

Flassie's Fil'a said...

PS. I notice the ryhme is
better with only two pecks
at the end of it.

God Bless You and Yours!!!