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Gardening with Guineas: A Step-By-Step Guide to Raising Guinea Fowl on a Small Scale Paperback – June 16, 1999


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 131 pages
  • Publisher: Morris Publishing; 1ST edition (June 16, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0739202502
  • ISBN-13: 978-0739202500
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.3 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (142 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #81,148 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Jeannette S. Ferguson is a published author and speaker in the art of Gardening with Guineas. She shares the joy of raising guinea fowl with children and adults alike through school programs and published articles. She is Founder of the Guinea Fowl Breeders Association (GFBA), is a contributing author for Backyard Poultry Magazine, and is an active member of her local garden club. She also hosts an interactive message board and website answering many questions about Gardening with Guineas.

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Customer Reviews

It's very informative and well- written.
Wendy
Guineas are great birds, very entertaining, perfect for organic bug control in the garden.
Nancy
Anyway, the book is worth all the great info packed inside the covers.
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101 of 104 people found the following review helpful By Anthony Dean on June 30, 2002
Format: Paperback
As a poultry farm and hatchery owner, I suggest this book for anyone interested in rasing the wonderful guinea fowl. Ms. Ferguson has created a wonderful guide to hatching, raising, problem-solving, and living with guineas on a small scale. It is truly a must read. I have read nearly all published works on the guinea fowl and find this one to be very informative yet lively and easy to understand.
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94 of 98 people found the following review helpful By Arlene E. Burt on November 22, 1999
Format: Paperback
Whatever a person's reason for keeping guinea fowl, this is a 'must have' book to be read and kept close at hand during one's guinea venture. I find myself going back to it again and again. It is both readable and extensive in its content, and the only contemporary book that presents a clear and concise method for successfully raising this unique and fascinating bird.
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70 of 74 people found the following review helpful By Susannah Zys on December 8, 2002
Format: Paperback
I have just become aquainted with a guinea fowl. He flew over the fence and decided to live with us. As we have been adopted by this beautiful bird of immense character I needed to do research, and this little book proved to be a fountain of knowledge, a gem and a must for every guinea fowl owner.
Gardening with Guineas is a wonderful book. It takes you on a journey giving clear simple information about the bird. The guineas life from the egg through to adulthood is thoroughly explained . The options owners have and the care guineas require is thoroughly explained. The problems owners can face and the solutions are all fully discussed. The amusing entertaining character of this special bird beautifully unfolds and when you reach the end of this book ignorance is replaced by enlightnement and understanding.
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48 of 51 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 25, 1999
Format: Paperback
This book is an wonderful source of information for all there is to know about raising and caring for guinea fowl. The book covers everything imaginable, including common problems and proper housing. Gardening with Guineas is well organized and includes many helpful illustrations. It even has a poem about guineas! ;)
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58 of 63 people found the following review helpful By B. Townsend on June 6, 2007
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I purchased this book with great expectations based upon the glowing reviews of others. Though a decent source of information about raising guineas, the book often left me frustrated and confused. For example, contrary to Ms. Ferguson's experience, neither I nor anyone I've talked to has had any success moving guinea nests. Also, when discussing raising young keets, the author states, "it would be a good idea to provide an optional heat source for the keets in the henhouse on really cold days or nights until they are older." What is "really cold" and what is "older"? On numerous occasions I've searched this book for help with specific problems and gotten only vague information that left the question unanswered.

My experience has taught me, 1. Guineas can be raised exactly like chickens and 2. Don't try to move a guinea nest. Just invert a cage on top of the setting hen, give her food and water, and let her hatch and raise her brood right there.
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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Frederick J. Dunn on August 18, 2006
Format: Paperback
Gardening with Guineas by Jeaneette S. Ferguson

I purchased this book for the simple reason, that there just aren't any other books out there dedicated to hatching, brooding, raising and managing guinea fowl.

If you're a back yard poultry enthusiast and are considering adding Guineas to your flock, or have some curiosity as to what is involved in keeping these semi-wild birds, then this is a pretty good resource for you.

If you're the sort of poultry person, who needs an exhaustive reference and would like to delve into the natural history of the guinea fowl, then this is not the book for you.

Throughout this small book, you will find several interesting black and white photographs, accompanied by some very basic illustrations that a beginner would certainly appreciate.

Roughly 25 pages of the book are questions and answers from the author's website, where members are invited to post questions and receive answers from other members or the author. Quite a chunk, considering the entire book is only 131 pages.

There is a section regarding guinea recipes, as these birds are desired as gormet fare. However, there are no detailed guidelines regarding the slaughter, dressing out and safe keeping of guinea remains destined for a culinary end.

Overall, I did like the book, filled with simple, direct, grass roots advise for the beginner. I recommend it as a good read, prior to buying in any guinea keets (baby guineas).

To fill in the gaps, you may want to also own a good book regarding the raising of chickens. As the book aptly points out, guineas are NOT chickens and have special dietary and housing considerations for the small flock tender.
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Kamatu2 on June 20, 2006
Format: Paperback
Even if you already own guinea fowl, Gardening With Guineas is the end all reference for raising this unique member of the bird family. When I purchased 24 of these birds in 2004, the farmer I received them from gave me some advice on raising them. Several other so called "experts" also had their advice. By Spring of 2005 only 12 remained. That's when I purchased this great book, and doubled my flock size to the original 24, plus 5! All by reading and following the complete suggestions provided by this talented author.

This year, not only is my property bug free (my original reason for getting these birds) but now I have hatching eggs for sale, keets for sale, eggs for eating, and adult birds available to those who also wish to get started on their way to bug-free living in America.

Guinea Fowl are very fond of eating the Deer Tick, which carries Lyme Disease. That alone is the number one reason for owning a few.

Prove it to yourself, get the book, learn all there is to know from an expert. Make up your own mind. You won't be disappointed in your decision to grab this book right away!
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