Guinea Fowl FAQs
Keets require much the same care as young chicks. Please feel free to contact us for assistance.
Please be prepared for your keets before they arrive. Proper care and equipment is necessary for the keets survival. We have put together a list of things that you will need prior to their arrival, see “caring for keets” above
WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY “FRENCH” GUINEA FOWL?
Guinea fowl are very commonly raised in Europe for food. Our French Guinea Fowl are just that- the breeding stock for these birds are imported from France.
French Guinea fowl are “Jumbo” birds, meaning they grow larger and faster than standard Guineas. They are the preferred variety for meat production.
IS IT TRUE THAT FRENCH (JUMBO) GUINEAS WON’T REPRODUCE IN CAPTIVITY?
No, this is a common misunderstanding. If allowed to free range or given a large area of confinement, Jumbo Guineas will reproduce just like standard Guineas.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN STANDARD AND JUMBO GUINEA FOWL?
Jumbo Guinea Fowl weigh about 2.5 pounds heavier than standard guineas when full grown. Jumbo guinea fowl also grow faster than standards.
ARE YOUR BIRDS NPIP CERTIFIED?
CAN I COME BY YOUR FARM AND PICK OUT MY BIRDS PERSONALLY?
Unfortunately, our farm is not open to the public. As such, we will only meet in a public location within Pueblo West. We typically meet our customers at the Big R parking lot as it seems to be the most convenient spot.
We will have your birds carefully packaged in a box that you may use to transport the birds.
YOUR PREORDER IS CLOSED AND I MISSED THE DEADLINE. CAN I STILL PURCHASE BIRDS?
We typically only sell birds by preorder to ensure they have a home. We usually order a few extra birds, which will be for sale first come, first served. We also offer several preorders throughout the year, so you may want to consider ordering for the upcoming order. If we have birds that are still available for sale, you’ll be able to complete a checkout on our guinea fowl page. Otherwise they will show as sold out.
DO YOU GUARANTEE YOUR BIRDS?
We keep all keets until they are at least 1 week old and thriving. After birds leave our possession, we unfortunately cannot make any guarantees on them. There are just too many variables after they have left our care.
WHAT DOES STRAIGHT RUN MEAN?
Straight run means birds are sold as a mix of male and female.
DO YOU SHIP GUINEA FOWL?
Unfortunately we are not able to ship any Guinea Fowl.
IS THERE A MINIMUM TO ORDER?
We offer no minimums for our preorder. If you would like birds special ordered for you outside of the preorder season, there is a minimum.
CAN I ORDER SPECIFICALLY MALE OR FEMALE BIRDS?
This is probably the question we are asked most often. Unlike chickens, young Guinea Fowl are impossible to sex. As such, they are sold as straight run only (mix of males and females). Fortunately, several males are able to live peacefully in a flock. Also, the keets are not related and are able to reproduce without any inbreeding concerns.
DO YOU OFFER A BULK DISCOUNT?
Yes, we offer bulk discounts at 50+ ordered