Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Out of the Jurisdiction: Guinea Fowl

I have been observing a flock (currently seven) of domesticated guinea fowl that share the farm
with Susie, Wessel and Willa.  (And the dogs and the sheep and . . . you get the idea.)  


The guinea fowl scuttle around in a pack and show up
near the chicken coop when it is dinner time.

There were numerous questions about the masks on yesterday's horses.  Yes, they are to keep flies away.  When it gets cold, they also wear blankets and leggings.  These are coddled horses.

12 comments:

Mersad said...

They look like a happy bunch!

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Kate said...

I repeat, Jack, you are having way too much fun this spring. Your daughter and her family have a wonderful home in a very interesting country. Wonderful that you can visit often!

Tanya Breese said...

they are cute! our neighbors had a few and they'd come over to visit!

Sharon Anck said...

The dogs don't seem to be bothered by the guinea fowl at all.

RedPat said...

No masks on the fowl, Jack!

VP said...

A funny bunch...

jennyfreckles said...

There must be a good collective noun for guinea fowl. They look quite comical.

William Kendall said...

I see the dogs are well behaved where the birds are concerned.

Birdman said...

We have some of these hens done the road. Kind of a nuisance, always running about the road.

Randy said...

Looks like they spotted you.

Kay said...

Guinea fowl are not particularly glamorous critters but they have amazing speckled feathers.
(And I still contend that the horse masks are a celebrity sunglass substitute.)

Halcyon said...

I've never seen guinea fowl. They're quite large birds! Sounds like your daughter has quite the zoo over there! :)