Lillie Mae Acres

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Friday, September 23, 2011

Cute Little Thangs

There's always something going on around here. When the local feed and seed notified us that they were able to get some Guinea Keets we reserved ten. Picked those up yesterday morning, then went back yesterday afternoon and got seven more. 
We're getting our Guinea flock back up to 20+ like we've always had. These little creatures are going to grow up to be the best pest control service you can pay for with chicken feed.  They will eat all day, any bug in the grass plus the bigger things like lizards and snakes. Well worth having around.
Yes they are loud especially when there's a bunch of them.  Yes they roam the woods and travel to nearby homes feasting off of their land too.  Something happens when you explain that they are eating the rodents and snakes, the neighbors decide they like them too.
Aren't they adorable?  Cute little thangs!  Matthew built this smaller pen on high legs so they are way off the ground. Then we put this inside the large chicken yard so everything and everyone is locked up tight each evening.  We do have those pesky little fox and cats you know, along with the coons and during the day hawks fly over sometimes looking for an easy catch. 


3 comments:

  1. I've seen them walking down the street chattering amongst themselves.. they are quite interesting birds! :) Never seen baby ones, thanks for showing them.

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  2. They're so cute Denise, I've never heard of them before ! It's great that they keep the pests away ! Such a sweet lil farm you have there ~ happy fall to you & yours at Lillie Mae Acres : )

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  3. When I was growing up, before they moved off their farm, my grandparents had guinea fowl and I remember with fondness their distinct call. I confess Im a little green with envy here that you are able to have such beautiful birds. Maybe someday for me, too! :)

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