Breeding of guinea fowl
Type: domestic breeding ecological
Ethnicity: guinea fowl common
Number of fowls : 10
Cycle time: 4 months
Number of cycles : 3 per year
Pasture acreage : at least 200 square meters
The guinea fowl is a wild bird , native to Africa that for the quality of its meat has been adapted to its breeding in many countries.
The bird is quite rustic and holds similar characteristics to a large partridge or pheasant .
It moves in herds and , although he prefers to stay on the ground, does not mind getting up in the air to escape when it is threatened .
Females produce up to 100 small eggs a year , in spring and summer , in places protected and hidden .
To breed hens , it is recommended to buy chicks with at least 2-3 days of life in specialty stores or local breeders .
The breeding of guinea fowl is similar to that of the chicks and does not require special attention, however, is required , a large grazing area .
The chicks purchased should be placed in the cage where they will stay for about a month .
In this period the diet of the hens will be composed of specific feed organic cereal shredded , keeping always fresh water in the cage.
The temperature inside the cage should not fall below 25 º C as the guinea fowl chicks could die of cold.
The most rapid growth is manifested by high temperatures and feed high protein content, good quality and in large quantities.
Then the hens will be moved into the chicken coop with fence where it will be left locked up for at least 3 days for them to adapt to the new home.
It is important to close the door of the house every night (with all the hens in) to protect them from the intrusion of predators.
From the 4th -5th day the hens should be left to graze throughout the day .
The hens outdoor seek and feed on seeds, worms , grasses , insects and berries in the meadow or forest and are useful in a natural way to reduce infestations of weeds or pests.
During the morning , when you open the hen house / fence, the feeders should be filled with a mix of cereal or a particular feed for fattening ( all organic of course ) , they will feed the hens and they will be free to go out to pasture to supplement their diet to return to the henhouse .
Maintain the same habits and schedules in the care and feeding of hens is a good practice.
From the 3rd month until the end of the cycle, you can always keep the feeders full, until the birds acquire the required minimum weight of 1-1.2 kg.
The meat of guinea fowl is delicious and are easy to find great recipes for cooking guinea fowl.
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