The Complete Guide to Raising Guinea Fowl

The Complete Guide to Raising Guinea Fowl

When most people hear the word guinea- they are much more likely to think of a guinea PIG not a FOWL. But guinea fowl are gaining in popularity on homesteads and farms all over the country. Helmeted guineas are the most common and popular domesticated guinea. They are...
5 Reasons NOT to Own Guinea Fowl

5 Reasons NOT to Own Guinea Fowl

Guinea fowl can be sort of an exotic addition to a homestead. You will hear many glamorous things about them. Things like: Guinea fowl will eat ticks Guineas will take care of problems like snakes and rats Guineas are easier on the yard than chickens They don’t...
The Pros and Cons of Free Range Chickens

The Pros and Cons of Free Range Chickens

If you close your eyes and picture the perfect homestead, you might have visions of chickens roaming and pecking freely throughout your acreage. Eating tasty insects and filling your coop with eggs containing bright orange yolks. It’s a pretty picture, but is it...
What Do Ducks Eat? What to Feed Your Backyard Ducks

What Do Ducks Eat? What to Feed Your Backyard Ducks

Years and years ago when my oldest child was a toddler, we would take a weekly trip to the library. Oftentimes we would stop and feed the wild ducks on the greenway stream just outside the library. And we made the same mistake a lot of people make- we took a bag of...
Can You Eat Guinea Fowl and Guinea Eggs?

Can You Eat Guinea Fowl and Guinea Eggs?

Everyone is used to eating chicken and chickens eggs. We’ve even gotten somewhat used to eating duck and duck eggs (find out more about duck eggs!). But there is a big poultry world out there- and chickens aren’t the only bird around.   Today let’s...
A Quick Start Guide to Raising Ducks

A Quick Start Guide to Raising Ducks

Many years ago I asked my husband to stop and get chicken feed on the way home from work. He came home with a feed bag over his shoulder and a little box in his hand. The kids, who know the look of an chick box when they see one, came running. But on this day it...