The Running Duck Farm


 Guinea mothers with their keets at The Running Duck Farm

The Running Duck Farm©

Guinea fowl (Guineas)

It seems everyone remembers someone who kept guineas.  Their taste for ticks and the reputation as a barnyard alarm makes them popular today as well.  There is a fox living in the neighborhood and they raise a ruckus whenever he appears.  And in the spring they're apt to be a little testy.  But most of the time they make a circuit of the property traveling together as a flock.

The two hens on the left in this picture hatched these keets in a nest hidden in the cannas and brought them out at just the right time for me to catch them on their first walk about.  Guineas aren't always the best mothers but these two seem to be especially devoted and so far they have been keeping the keets safe.

We have had good success hatching guineas too - and the keets, which look nothing at all like they will as adults, are really are adorable. 

Favorite Links

Frit's Farm This is probably the premier website for guineas.  Highly recommended!

Ralph Winter's Guinea Farm  Guineas, peafowl, swans, and llamas!

Stromberg's  Mail order poultry and equipment including guineas and others - common and exotic.

McMurray Hatchery  Another mail order hatchery specializing in rare breeds.  They offer pretty much everything you need to get started or keep on.

Brinsea  Excellent incubators and accessories, including a cool egg candler with high intensity light great for dense guinea eggs.


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