Figures of the Guinea Fowl are found on buildings built by ancient Egyptians as far back as 2400's B.C. In 400 B.C. the Greeks considered the meat and eggs delicacies.The origin of the Guinea is the West Coast of Africa.
The guinea makes a very good watch dog and will let you know if an intruder is around. They are also known to be good tick and bug eaters. Guinea fowl are very hard to sex by sight. The males utter a one-syllable call, usually repeated several times in succession (chit, chit, chit).The females utter a two-syllable call, usually repeated several times in succession (buck-wheat, buck-wheat, buck-wheat, buck-wheat). Guinea fowl normally hide their nests and then show up with many little keets when allowed to free range. They like to roost high in trees.
Cackle Hatchery® is currently selling the following color varieties of Guinea keets: White, Lavender, Pearl, and Royal Purple Guineas. You can view and order these online and in our catalog. Place an order today for your local 4H and FFA student who want to show or breed them.
Cackle Hatchery® ships your baby guinea keet orders May-Aug and it is recommended to order in March and April to secure and reserve your baby keets. We hope you enjoy our guinea fowl breeds and check out our caring for keets.
I ordered 24 meets and I got 27! They are all safe and sound, our postmaster called at 7am. Once they got home they ate and drank! Cute little things, much smaller than chicks! Thanks, hoping they all do well tonight! (Posted on 6/26/2019)
Healthy Arrival Review by Martha
I cried when I found all of the baby guineas dead last week. This morning
the replacement shipment arrived and they are all healthy and happy. Thank
you so much for you kindness and rapid response in shipping the
replacements. I'm delighted. I've ordered chicks from Cackle Hatchery for
over 40 years and this is the first time that I have ever gotten a DOA
shipment. Since I am now 80 years old, I probably won't be here to do a lot
of business with you in the future, but I definitely will be your faithful
customer until the end. I recommend Cackle Hatchery to everyone who visits
our farm. (Posted on 8/16/2017)
After day 1 i am happy with this purchase ! Review by DAVE
I was worried about USPS but they arrived happy and healthy all 15 with one extra . (Posted on 7/15/2016)