RE: Guinea fowl?
Charlie Griffin (email@example.com)
Mon, 11 Oct 1999 21:22:15 -0500
We don't have much here in the way of fruit, but I would not expect
any problems. We do have grapes and peaches, and they didn't
eat them at all, as well as wild plums. I've never seen them picking
up any plums off the ground under the bushes, so I suspect they're
ok as well. They have shown no interest in tomatos nor in
peppers, green leafy vegies, etc. They will eat some new sprouts
when they are first coming up, and as I said in the first note, they
do at times pick the new beds to scratch out a dust bath at times.
They do not often do any scratching the way chickens do. They
definitely seem to prefer insects over vegies. They regularly patrol
through the garden for grasshoppers, and they cover a fairly wide
range of perhaps 3-4 acres fairly quickly at times. They often will
roost outside in a tree near the hen house, or along the top of the
hen house in nice warm weather, and often alert me to the
presence of a predator or unusual event.
> what do they do to vegetable gardens and fruit?
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