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Guineas. They kill/eat ticks, japanese beetles, and even snakes. They eat weed seeds. They don't destroy garden like chickens.

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All About Guinea Fowl {And why you need them on your homestead

Why you need guinea fowl on YOUR homestead!

Compared to chickens, guinea fowl are low-cost and low-maintenance, and do a standout job as chemical-free pest control.

Our chickens in their DIY chicken tunnel. We live in a residential area, so to keep the chickens protected from hawks, dogs and other predators (and to keep them out of our neighbor's yard) we hook up their portable play-pen to the run and let them range.

Chunnel: the chicken tunnel. Giving chickens a run around the garden perimeter is a good way to keep bugs and rodents out.


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Geese in pasture, cottage in background

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....good to know- flies are not attracted to the feces of animals who eat Diatomaceous earth- therefore feed it to your chickens (& other farm animals)& sprinkle around the feeders .....