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News Archive

September 2006 to February 2007


Guinea Fowl Conference 2007 Update

February 16, 2007 at 04:07 PM


Peter Brown, "The Chicken Doctor," has just been added as a presenter at our conference in Warrenton, VA, next month. Peter Brown has a degree in poultry science, and he has made it his life's work to study poultry health. He is known for his ability to diagnose problems and suggest appropriate treatments, both traditional and natural. In addition, he is at work on a project to document avian embryology, and he is bringing that slide show for us to view.

For those of you who haven't yet registered for the conference, you can do so up until the last minute; but you must make your hotel reservations before March 1 to get the discounted room rate.


Picture Gallery for GFIA Members

January 17, 2007 at 01:28 AM


This is just a reminder to our members that there is a Picture Gallery available to any member who would like to upload pictures to be viewed on this site. We'll send you complete instructions and a password that you will use to login for the first time. After first logging in, you can then change your password to one of your own choosing.

Any member who would like to set up a gallery, please send an email to advisor@guineafowlinternational.org and let us know what username (login name) you would like to use for your free Picture Gallery.

Help us show others (in pictures) what guinea fowl keeping is all about!


Updated GFIA Conference Announcement

January 16, 2007 at 10:40 AM


New information has been added to the March 2007 Conference announcement, so be sure to go to the GFIA Conferences section to find out what's new and what is planned for our Second Annual Guinea Fowl International Conference. You can also check out the Guineafowl Message Board at Guineas.com where you can read about the conference or ask any questions you might have.

Registrations are now being accepted! You can register online and pay with PayPal or, if you prefer, you can mail in your registration and pay by check or money order. Links to the registration forms can be found at the end of the Conference announcement.

Just a reminder: Hotel reservations need to be made prior to March 1 if you want to get the discounted GFIA room rate. If you have any questions, feel free to call 979-773-9100 (Texas, USA) or visit the Guineas.com Guinea fowl Message Board. You may also use our Contact form to send us your question.


Airfares have gone down!

January 8, 2007 at 02:43 PM


If you're thinking about flying to this year's Guinea Fowl Conference in Virginia, several carriers have dropped their prices in recent months. Dulles is the closest airport (about 30 minutes from Warrenton, VA, site of this year's Conference). Reagan Airport in Washington DC is also an easy drive, and BWI and Richmond are both reasonable alternatives. Check Orbitz and Travelocity for today's fares; Jet Blue and Southwest also serve some of those airports.


Guineas in the News - South Africa

January 6, 2007 at 12:13 AM


Here's an article found at Independent Online: South Africa about the special bond a pet guinea fowl has formed with the owner's dog, a German Shepherd.

Give us a peck, begs dog of guinea fowl


Membership Renewal

January 2, 2007 at 07:08 PM


Start the New Year off right by renewing your GFIA membership. We have renewals coming in and new members joining our association. Visit our membership area to renew or join today!


Guinea Gala 2007 - Lecture Topics

December 21, 2006 at 12:57 PM


We've updated the announcement about the upcoming Second Annual GFIA Conference with news about the topics that will be addressed. Check out the GFIA Conferences section in the menu on the left or by clicking here to learn more.


Guineas in the News - New Jersey, USA

December 8, 2006 at 01:14 AM


The Environmental Department at the Naval Air Engineering Station in Lakehurst, New Jersey, USA, (Navy Lakehurst) has enlisted the aid of guinea fowl to help control ticks and chiggers at the station. You can read all about the project in this Press Release:

Guinea Hens Arrive at Lakehurst


Guinea Gala 2007 - Make Plans to Join Us!

November 10, 2006 at 01:51 PM


It's time to start thinking about our Second Annual GFIA Conference, which will be held on Friday and Saturday, March 16-17, 2007, in Warrenton, Virginia, USA, (about 45 minutes from Reagan (Washington, DC) or Dulles (Northern Virginia) airports; a little further to BWI (Baltimore) which is served by Southwest Airlines.

Hotel information: Holiday Inn Express, 540-341-3461. Ask for the block of rooms reserved for Guinea Fowl International. It is suggested that you wait a couple of days before calling to ensure that the reservations have been entered into the hotel's computer system. You can find out more about the hotel by going to: Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites - Warrenton, VA, USA

Events include a homestead-farm tour and lectures about topics which have been some of the most frequently-posted questions on the Guineas.com message board over the past year. If you read Backyard Poultry, you'll be familiar with our presenters.

Our conferences focus on Backyard Flocks (you will not learn here how to best fatten your broilers for market!). More details to come, but mark your calendars now!


Helmeted Guinea Fowl Color Chart

October 22, 2006 at 05:38 PM


Thanks to our treasurer, we have added a Color Chart, which is accessible from the menu on the left. You'll find descriptions of all of the 21 color varieties of standard helmeted guinea fowl that are currently available. You'll also find tips and photos to help you identify the color of your keets.

We plan to update the chart with additional pictures as they are made available to us. In the meantime, if anyone has a photo of an adult or a keet that is not yet presented in the chart, you may email it to Brenda or send it to the address on our "Contact Us" page. We would be happy to consider your photo(s) for inclusion in the Color Chart.


Guineas in the News - Massachusetts, USA

October 17, 2006 at 04:54 PM


Here's one more article about the Harvard University study on guinea fowl running over rough terrain. This one was published in The Harvard Crimson today.

Fowl Fare Well on the 'Birdwalk'


Guineas in the News - Massachusetts, USA

October 16, 2006 at 12:30 PM


Here's a follow-up article posted today on Boston.com about the research that was conducted on guinea fowl at Harvard University last year.

Sure-footed guinea fowl aid design of robots, prosthetics


Guineas in the News - Massachusetts, USA

October 10, 2006 at 01:15 PM


We are planning to provide links to current news articles involving guinea fowl. We hope to keep you up-to-date on the latest information available about these fascinating birds. Here's an article that was released today:

Spring in your step helps avert disastrous stumbles, scientists say


Members' Picture Gallery

October 7, 2006 at 06:36 PM


The GFIA Members' Picture Gallery is now available for viewing! Please check it out to learn more about our members and their guineas and how they house and care for them.

GFIA members who want to set up a gallery should send an email to: admin@guineafowlinternational.org. Please let us know what username (login name) you would like to use for your gallery. You will receive an email with instructions on how to login and post your pictures as soon as your membership status has been verified.

The Members' Picture Gallery is one way we are saying "Thank You" to our members for their valuable support in helping the Guinea Fowl International Association spread the word around the world about the joys and benefits of raising guinea fowl.


We've been busy!

September 15, 2006 at 03:27 PM


We've been working hard, and there's a lot going on behind the scenes as material is being prepared for presentation on this site.

We now have a Links page where you'll find connections to various sites around the world with information about guinea fowl and their care. We hope the new GFIA Links page will be a helpful guide as you travel around the Internet.

We will soon be adding several more articles written by our members. Also, we are planning to present information we learned at the First Guinea Fowl International Association Conference that was held in March 2006 in College Station, Texas, USA.

We really appreciate all of the support we have received as we work to make this site user-friendly and informative.


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