Drawbacks....some people don't like their noise. Ours haven't
bothered us much. Your farmyard layout will determine a lot of
that. They may roam too far, being at greater risk of predation. Our
toms have occasionally started picking on specific roosters badly,
but chickens may do that too. The keets (chicks) seem pretty
fragile when they are little.
So, yes ours mix well with other poultry and they're worth a lot
during springs when the ticks are bad, like this year was, and
summers then the grasshoppers are bad, like this one. I can't
speak to how they handle wet climates.
Let me know if you have more specific questions and I'll try to help
if I can.
> Does anyone on this list raise guinea fowl? I've been hearing more and
> more about them as good additions to small homesteads, and am wondering if
> anyone here has any first-hand experience they'd like to share. I'm
> interested in a diversified farm (it's a ways off yet, but learning is
> nonstop!). Specifically, do guinea fowl mix well with other poultry, or do
> they outcompete chickens, geese and turkeys? How do they do in cold, wet
> Kendra Wise
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