I've given up on letting my fowl free range. They terrorise the chooks and while they don't dig up plants they can make a mess of a nice, tidy mulched flower bed. That and their noise and the way they lay their eggs all through the bush. They're in a yard now with a roof over it and perches to sleep on. There's something cute about fowl running around the garden but in the end it's not worth it.
I know what you mean about terrorising the garden. We don't have guinea fowl but the big chooks don't get let out anymore because all the hard work in the garden isn't going to be messed up! I grow spinach which they get a lot of and all the weeds which is never-ending.
Hmm i know what you mean i have plenty of weeds for them to eat but they go for all my plants instead and always the patch of lawn that is just re couperating even though we have 300 sq of lawn and they go for the bit with all the new shoots i have been lovingly tending back to health !!! GRRR ...so good on you Mike that will teach them
I agree that's why I got shot of all but three new girls I hatched out they seem happy with the chooks and sleep in a pen on the roost with the Araucanas it must be a colour thing as long as the do that I am happy MOH is happy and we all know what that means got to love them Trev
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