Fowl Business

Fowl business: if you’ve ever seen a guinea fowl rushing along, apparently compelled by extreme urgency, they’re very funny!

Happened several times today at Maple Glen Garden in Southland, New Zealand. And by the way, they can be noisy! ~pics taken when they were more chilled out.

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Committee meeting ๐Ÿ™‚

Text and photos by Liz, Catchy heading by Nigel; Exploring Colour (2021)

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  1. Cool shots, Liz, of some strange-looking birds. I had my first encounter with guineas at the farm of one of my friends. I heard a terrible racket and a swirl of feathers in the area adjacent to a chicken coop–I had no idea what they were.

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    1. Thanks Mike! We laughed so much, didn’t know they’re so full of action. Very hard to photograph as they never seem to stop moving. Just 2 or 3 of them sound like a pond-full of ducks! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  2. What lovely photos! My Family and I have been frequent vacationers in Ogunquit, Maine for decades. Over the course of the years I’ve taken many friends along and two of my dear friends from Pennsylvania’s southeastern area fell in love with Maine. Upon retirement, after months of travelling across the southern area of Maine, they found their heart’s desire in the town of Unity. They became organic farmers raising vegetables and flowers for sale. What helped them most with bug control were their much loved Guinea Fowl…until a sideline of breeding, raising, selling eggs and the keets became more profitable! Thank-you!

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    1. I was just browsing through the emails amidst my inbox and noticed the title of this post and belatedly realized that what I wrote about is a “Fowl Business”!! Thank-you!

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    2. Muriel, the 80-year-young lady who founded the garden and still eagerly gardens in it, told us the guinea fowl are much easier on the garden than peacocks or pheasants. Her husband is 92! As we left the nursery area we waved at them.. walking back to their house hand-in-hand ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. They sound very entertaining, hehe! It’s usually ducks that make me laugh – especially one very cheeky one that would come into a pub garden and demand to be fed by those eating at the outside tables. He was a bossy little chap! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. Guineas make great watch animals. I’ve been told that my great-grandparents used them on their farm, and there’s someone on the west end of Galveston Island who keeps them for that purpose.

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