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Friday, July 20, 2007

Got ticks? Get Guinea Fowl!





We live on a private, dirt road, surrounded by woods. We have ticks, and plenty of them. They're nasty little things, that embed their nasty little selves into my children and puppies, trying to spread lyme disease... (Paige has pulled one out of her hip, I've pulled one out of Sophia's temple, and off Noah's neck. Each of the pups have been sucked on, too.)

DIE TICKS DIE!

Get ready to meet your maker, ticks! Friday we picked up our guinea keets, at Shady Hollow Gamebirds. We got 7, and hope they'll eat their weight in ticks each day! We'll just let them roam around the property, and consume ticks. That's what they do.

They need to stay inside for awhile, under a heat lamp, until they get their feathers and can survive the outdoors. They're cute lil things for now... check em out!

21 comments:

Mommy Spice said...

Ewweee, I hate those nasty bugs. Hope those guinea fowl get good and fat on the ticks!

nikki said...

That is so gross! I hope the guinea fowl go to town on those nasty ticks!!!!

BrendaR said...

Oh, they are sooo cute! I hope they take care of those nasty bugs!

Bridget said...

Hi Christine!!! Sorry I haven't visited more often!!!! I also lost all the links on my blog due to a template issue on there. I was SOOOO frustrated!! Any links I had that weren't homeschool blogger friends were GONE along with anything else I had. Knitting links, books I love, etc!!! I have to remember to save my template next time!!!
Those guinea fowl are SO cute!! Hope they eat all those darn ticks!! Miss you! Love, Bridge

Jewels of My Heart said...

I hate ticks!!!!! They are vile creatures! Glad the calvary has arrived.... I hear the bugle call now..... Take no prisoners...

Lisa said...

I hate ticks too. Never knew that about the guinea fowl. I am constantly learning new things from all of my blogger friends.
They are cute.

Yes, Minister... said...

I cannot stand ticks! I hope these little guys do the trick!

Chris & Deb said...

Sure don't like ticks either! I am sure that Sophia will love chasing the guinea fowl around the yard!

mommy24treasures said...

aww my kids would love to have those running all over!
Does advantix or frontline work for your dogs ticks at all?

Sophie's Mom said...

We're using the Advantix for the pups, but it's the kids (& us) I'm worried about for lyme disease. We've pulled ticks out of all of us this year. Yuck!

Ele ^_^ said...

So sweety, what a wonderful photograph! ^^

Salome's Mom said...

They are so cute! I love them. I am sorry about your tick problem. It has to be driving you crazy, especially with small children. I hope the little birds do the trick.

secret agent said...

someone suggested we get some too.
I hate ticks

Jeff and Valerie said...

What cute little tick eaters. Hope they are as good at catching the little buggers as they are cute!

Face to the Sunshine said...

Hi! I am looking for info about guinea fowl and found your blog. Did they reduce your tick problem, do you think? Did you have to house them over the winter or let them roam (like wild turkeys do)? Thank you.

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