Numida meleagris
Origin from the Central African Plains






Pearl Guinea....The Original and classic.

Lavender Guinea

Pied Pearl Guinea

Cinnamon Guinea

Coral Blue Guinea

Opaline Guinea

Slate Guinea

Buff Dundotte Guinea

Blonde Guinea

Violet Guinea

White Guinea

Royal Purple Guinea

To use a very effective, organic means for bug control, you need to look no further than guinea fowl. These endearingly beautiful and entertaining birds are consummate bug eaters and gobble up bugs and weed seeds with nearly every step they take. Owners with property heavily infested with ticks, which can cause Lyme's disease in humans, typically notice a marked decline after owning guineas. The guineas also munch a variety of nuisance insects, including mosquitoes, crickets, grasshoppers, chiggers, aphids, Japanese Beetles, and even small snakes!

Guineas have historically been known as the farmers ""watchdog"", since their distinctive ""singing"" will alert their owners to any changes in their environment. At the first sign of a wild-life predator, or even an unfamiliar human visitor, you will surely be warned! Guineas are a plus to fruit growers as they will protect cherry trees and strawberry patches from marauding robins and other birds.

For your garden, guinea guano is high in nitrates making it an excellent free fertilizer. For those who enjoy home cooked omelets guinea eggs can be eaten, just like chicken eggs. Guinea fowl are truly beautiful and the unusual feathers come in a variety of colors. The feathers are coveted for decorative accents in crafts, such as dream-catchers and fly fishing lures.

But as with most animals, the sheer joy of watching them play and interact with each other, is heartwarming and very relaxing to the human spirit.


Colors: Pearl, Pied, Buff Dundotte, Royal Purple, Coral Blue, White, Lavender, Slate, Violet, Blonde, Cinnamon, & Opaline

All keets are hatched and brooded indoors in a clean and secure environment. The keets hatch naturally of their own accord, insuring natural selection of the strongest stock. Keets are available for sale within 24 hours, but we prefer to sell them at 2-3 day old to insure they are eating and drinking properly, and that they are healthfully active. Keets are fed an organic feed, with herbal teas, and raw herbs to help start building an immunity to cocciodosis exposure, when introduced to the outside environment.

Adults and keets are fed organic feed and juveniles/adults free range when weather permits. They range on organically maintained property, and have access to an abundance of medicinal native herbs, for self-medication when needed.

Keets need to be picked up at my farm as I do not ship live birds.

I prefer to sell the keets at 3 days old to make sure they are eating and drinking properly and are healthy and active. The adult guineas pick their own mates, and eggs are collected from communal nests, so the availability of certain colors may be limited. I can let you know what colors I have once they hatch. Since my breeding population is so large (about 100 adults), the color selection is usually pretty good.



baby keets sleeping



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UPDATE February 2014 - Please send an email if you are interested in purchasing keets in the spring. Thank you!

Keets 1 - 7 Day Old $3.00 (pearl) $5.00 (color) /ea


Keets 6+ Weeks Old $8.00 /ea




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