Why We Want Guineafowl
A core part of our agricultural aspirations for 2022 is getting guineafowl.
Setbacks here, both financial and from the pandemic — though those two are, to a degree intertwined — prevented us from realizing some agricultural aspirations we had for 2021, but we hope to follow through with next year. One of these is getting guineafowl, a strange bird that looks somewhere between a quail and a chicken. They produce delicious eggs, but, much like with our acquisition of a couple of geese, it is not the eggs that attracts us.
This area, rural metro Atlanta, is filled with ticks that can carry Lyme disease or induce allergic reactions to red meat. Climate change is only going to make their numbers increase further. There are a number of measures we can take to combat insect intruders, though avoiding the use of pesticides is always preferable. This is where our feathered friends come into play.
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