Category Archives: guineas

Order Chicks in the Winter? The Advantages of Ordering Your Chicks Early

Are you dreaming of adding to your flock? Got a colorful egg layer in mind, or how about giving some meat birds a try? Planning and ordering early will help you achieve the flock of your dreams. At Meyer Hatchery you can order chicks all year round, but it is always a good idea to order your chicks early and

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Options for Processing Your Meat Birds

Many homesteaders and small farm owners like to raise their own meat chickens, turkeys, ducks and other poultry in order to provide wholesome, fresh food for their own use. Let’s discuss the options that currently exist for what happens at the end of the growing time: processing. Different rules apply to those wishing to sell birds to customers. If that

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Raising Guineas

Guinea fowl are some of the most quirky backyard birds you can own. Guineas make excellent bug and snake control and will sound an alarm for your flock when there is danger. They are also super entertaining to watch, especially in the spring when the males perform their mating rituals to win over the hens in the flock. First, let’s

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Honey Bees and Poultry on the Homestead

Whether you are a beekeeper interested in adding chickens, ducks, geese, guineas or other poultry to your homestead, or you are a poultry enthusiast interested in beekeeping, you might have a lot of questions whether or not it is possible. Will the bees sting my chickens? Will my poultry bother my beehives? Is it safe to let my bird’s free range

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