Friday, February 03, 2006
buckwheat! buckwheat! buckwheat! (for bugheart)
These are guinea fowl. They are odd looking birds that originate from Africa. They are known for their very loud calls tha sound like 'buckwheat'. Personally, I think they sound like a cicadas. Baby guineas are called keets.
They are wonderful bug hunters and can cut down on pests in the garden--they even find ticks!
Check out: Frit's Farm a site by the author of 'Gardening with Guineas'
and McMurrayHatchery sells all varieties of day old keets.