Guinea fowl are a common poultry pest in the United States. They are native to Africa, and they make their homes in grasslands, scrublands, and woodlands. They have also been known to take up residence in urban areas—like your backyard. These birds are not only beautiful, but they are very good at eating insects and other pests.
Guinea fowl are one of the most annoying birds you can have in your yard, and they’re often mistaken for peacocks. They’re not only loud but also destructive to your plants, and they like to eat eggs from your chickens. If you have guinea fowl on your property, there are a few things you can do to get rid of them.
Before you start trying any methods of eradication, make sure that the guinea fowl are actually nesting on your property. They may just be passing through, or they may be visiting a neighbor’s property where they have built nests before yours. You can check for guinea fowl nests by looking for cracked open eggs or bloodied feathers around the area where they are roosting at night.
Ways of Getting Rid of Guinea Fowl
Guinea Fowl are not dangerous to humans, but they can cause damage to your plants if you don’t get rid of them quickly. Here are some tips for how to get rid of guinea fowl in your yard: there are several different ways to get rid of them:
1) Use a motion-activated sprinkler system. Guinea fowl don’t like being sprayed with water, so this is one of the best ways to keep them away from your yard. Just make sure that the sprinklers are set up in such a way that they only come on when something moves in front of them.
2) Use an ultrasonic device like “Squirrel Away” or “Raccoon Repellent” which can be found online and at most hardware stores like Home Depot or Lowe’s (you’ll find them near bird feeders). These devices emit an unpleasant sound that scares away pests such as squirrels and raccoons—but it doesn’t bother humans at all (so don’t worry about waking
3) You can make loud noises near their nests during the day to scare them off so that they don’t return again after being chased off by humans once before (this method only works if you aren’t afraid of being attacked by angry birds). This method is best used early in the morning when most people are still asleep so that it doesn’t wake anyone up too early.
4) Install a high fence around your yard if possible, or plant thorny bushes along the perimeter of your property so that guinea fowl won’t be able to get close enough to eat anything without getting scratched up pretty badly by thorns.
5) Deter them with scents. You can deter guinea fowl from coming near your home by using an odor that they find unappealing. This can be done with a number of things, including mustard oil, vinegar, chili pepper, or garlic. One way to use this method is to pour your chosen odor into a spray bottle and spray it around your property.
6) Use traps and cages. If you don’t want to use scents but still want to keep out guinea fowls, you can use traps or cages instead of repellants in order to trap them without harming them or yourself. There are many different options available on Amazon and elsewhere online; some of them even come with instructions so that you’ll know exactly what kind of trap works best for each situation.
Behavior of Guinea Fowl
Despite the plight of the backyard guinea fowl, you might still want to keep them as pets. These little creatures are excellent garden pest controllers. If they are fed right, guineas can eat stink bugs and mouse droppings. Not only that, but they are also very easy to care for. The guineas also provide an excellent alarm system.
Guinea fowl are an alternative to chickens, but you should not confuse them with them. Chickens are more reliable than guinea fowl. While they can coexist with chickens, you should not keep them with roosters. They can get territorial and create a pecking order with smaller birds. If you’re looking for an exotic alternative for your backyard flock, guinea fowl are a good choice.
Because guineas are highly social animals, they would probably feel lonely if they lived alone. Ideally, they’d be introduced to other backyard birds, but it’s not always possible. They would likely mourn the absence of the company and may develop health issues. If you do manage to get rid of the guinea fowl, you might want to think about relocating the flock to another location.
Once they’ve settled in, guinea fowl may roost in your backyard. If you live in a cool climate, they may decide to make their home in a chicken coop. If you want guineas in your backyard, the best way to keep them is to set up a separate coop. Once they’ve settled in, they’ll soon learn to use their new coop to sleep at night.
Guinea fowl do not like snow and can adapt to most climates. Despite their adaptability to different climates, they do not like wet snow or cold temperatures. They prefer warm temperatures and flock together in groups of 30 birds or more. They’re also very cute when they’re skipping across your yard. They live for approximately 17 years, so they’re easy targets for predators.
Guineas are easy to herd. It is advisable to keep a male-guinea hen ratio of one to five hens. The ratio of males to females is also important. If you want your guinea hens to have healthy eggs, you can buy cross-breed guineas. The only problem with cross-breed guineas is that their offspring are sterile.
Benefits of Keeping Guinea Fowl as Pets
Keeping these birds as pets can also keep the surrounding area free of pesky insects like ladybugs and stink bugs. These creatures are known to travel great distances in search of bugs and can often be found 1/4 mile away. This means that you should cover your flowerbeds and gardens with anti-bird netting.
Having guineas in your backyard is a great idea if you’re trying to get rid of insects. They’re relatively easy to care for and feed and are excellent watchdogs that will keep your neighbors happy. Their screeching call will alert other animals, such as deliverymen, to your backyard. They also squawk to warn you if there’s windy weather or a stranger.
As for the birds’ behavior, they can be very destructive, especially when surrounded by snakes. Some guinea fowl have been known to attack small snakes, but these instances are rare. Many poultry gurus believe that the birds’ alarming behavior actually helps deter snakes. Fortunately, most Guinea fowl don’t scratch established garden plants, making them a great option for backyard owners.
There are many reasons to keep guineas as pets. Guineas are an excellent source of pest control, can warn you of strangers, and can be a good guard for birds. In addition, they’re low maintenance, cheap to feed, and make great entertainment. But guineas can be noisy, dusty, and rotten. That’s why they shouldn’t be kept in a housing development.
Guinea fowl are a nuisance and can be difficult to get rid of. If you want to get rid of them in your yard, it is important that you follow the tips provided above. The more persistent you are, the better chance you have of getting rid of them.
It is also important that you keep your garden clean and free from food waste so that these birds do not come back. You should also keep your garden well-maintained so that these birds do not come back.