Notoriously noisy, fiercely territorial and adept foragers, guinea fowl can be a really useful addition to a permaculture patch.
As far as domesticated birds go, guinea fowl are on the wild end of the spectrum. Originating in Africa’s sub-Sahara region, they have plenty to offer the home gardener, but they also have some pretty unique needs.
Raising keets is similar to raising chicks – a lined brooder box with a heat source, food and water. Place small rocks in the water dish to prevent drowning and ensure their bedding isn’t made up of small pieces – avoid sawdust, for example – or the keets will mistake it for food.