- Animals: poultry
- Animal Products: eggs, meat
- Animal Production: animal protection and health, feed/forage, feed rations, grazing - rotational, housing, livestock breeding, meat processing, meat product quality/safety, stocking rate
- Farm Business Management: farm-to-restaurant, farmers' markets/farm stands, marketing management
The Guinea Fowl project has made it almost through the first winter, with Hens getting ready for first year of Egg Production for both fertile eggs and edible egg consumption. All but 15 Roosters were processed at Twin Cities Pack in Clinton WI. Roosters averaged 3.7lbs per bird. The remaining Guinea Roosters will be the breeders for the Hens which I'll incubate 3-400 eggs in 2018.
The bitter cold snap that we experienced during winter of 2018 brought a hard hit to the guinea population where I lost 85 birds. I Will be spray foam insulating the coop during spring/summer of 2018 to insure warmer temperatures in the coop for winter of 18-19.