Guineas are pretty neat birds to have on your homestead. Having guineas around means you have a natural form of flea and tick control. Guineas are really low maintenance but they are one of the noisiest birds you will ever find. They are noisy for sure but you learn to get used to their calls […]
Animals on our Homestead 2017: It has been about 2 years since I did an updated post about the animals of our homestead.
It’s a debate that sparks heated arguments: should you allow your chickens to free range or not? On one hand you have the chickens who absolutely love to be outdoors playing in the grass and chasing bugs. On the other side, we all want the best for their safety and chickens have a lot of […]
You’ve decided to raise guinea fowl and like most people, you’ve decided to get started with guinea keets rather then adult guineas. (smart move!) Guinea keets are about the cutest little things you will ever see. They have bright orange beaks and legs and scurry around like crazy little bugs! Luckily raising guinea keets is […]
I get asked all the time how my guineas and chickens handle the cold and snow we get every winter. Guineas are quite a bit different then chickens. For one thing, they are nowhere near as smart. I know it’s hard to believe, after all I’m sure we’ve all seen chickens do some dumb things. […]
There are several benefits of keeping a variety of fowl on the homestead. Aside from the obvious – receiving farm fresh eggs daily. As we have been growing our homestead a little over time, we have discovered many benefits with the animals that we have around here. Some are new to us of as this […]