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Previous Polls/Results


How much protein is in your adult guineas' feed?

15%

27 votes

16 - 17%

15%

27 votes

18 - 19%

15%

27 votes

I don't know

13%

25 votes

20 - 21%

13%

24 votes

28% or more

11%

20 votes

24 - 25%

8%

14 votes

I don't use processed feed

5%

10 votes

22 - 23%

5%

9 votes

Less than 16%

2%

3 votes

26 - 27%



In what month do your guinea hens usually stop laying for the season?

31%

42 votes

October

22%

28 votes

I don't know

13%

17 votes

September

7%

10 votes

November

6%

8 votes

August

5%

7 votes

January

5%

7 votes

July

4%

5 votes

May

2%

3 votes

March

2%

3 votes

April

1%

2 votes

June

1%

2 votes

December

1%

1 vote

February



How old were your guinea hens when they first started to lay?

24%

38 votes

6-7 months

17%

28 votes

10-11 months

17%

28 votes

1 year or older

14%

23 votes

I don't know

14%

22 votes

8-9 months

14%

22 votes

4-5 months



In what month do your guinea hens usually start to lay for the season?

36%

74 votes

April

34%

70 votes

March

13%

26 votes

May

9%

13 votes

Don't know / Not laying

3%

7 votes

February

2%

5 votes

June

1%

3 votes

January

1%

3 votes

September

1%

3 votes

October



How do your guineas react to snow?

16.5%

30 votes

Nervous but walk in it

16.5%

30 votes

Won't leave coop/pen

14%

26 votes

Fly to trees to avoid it

14%

25 votes

Don't seem to mind

12%

22 votes

Loudly complain

11%

20 votes

Scratch/peck at it

9%

16 votes

Fly over it

4%

7 votes

They like it!

3%

5 votes

Never seen snow



How many guineas do you have? (2010 Poll)

28%

105 votes

1 - 5

23%

85 votes

6 - 10

11%

43 votes

11 - 15

10%

39 votes

16 - 25

10%

36 votes

None

6%

22 votes

26 - 40

6%

21 votes

41 - 60

3%

12 votes

More than 200

2%

7 votes

101 - 200

1%

5 votes

61 - 100



Do you give amprolium to your guinea keets to help prevent coccidiosis?

57%

35 votes

No, I don't

36%

22 votes

Yes, in their feed

7%

4 votes

Yes, in their water



How much protein is in your guinea keets' starter feed?

34%

45 votes

26% - 28%

22%

29 votes

23% - 25%

18%

25 votes

20% - 22%

12%

16 votes

More than 28%

8%

11 votes

I don't know

6%

8 votes

Less than 20%



Do your guineas kill snakes?

35%

121 votes

I don't know

33%

113 votes

Yes, they do

16%

57 votes

Yes, but only small ones

9%

33 votes

No, they haven't had a chance

7%

26 votes

No, they don't



How often do your guinea fowl range off of your property?

37%

38 votes

Never

21%

22 votes

Every day

18%

18 votes

Rarely

14%

14 votes

Occasionally

10%

10 votes

Quite often



Have you ever kept guinea fowl in your house?

50%

62 votes

Yes, as keets

17%

22 votes

Yes, when ill or injured

11%

14 votes

No, I have not

10%

12 votes

No, but I'd love to!

5%

6 votes

Yes, I have/had a "house guinea"

4%

5 votes

Yes, but only for visits

3%

4 votes

No, but have/had other "house fowl"



Would you plan to attend the 2010 GFIA Conference if it is held in Texas, USA?

23%

18 votes

Sorry, I wouldn't

19%

14 votes

Yes!

19%

14 votes

Prefer eastern USA

13%

10 votes

Maybe

8%

6 votes

Prefer central USA

8%

6 votes

Prefer northern USA

7%

5 votes

Depends on the agenda/topics

3%

2 votes

Prefer western USA



Have you noticed a drop in the number of ticks on your property since keeping guinea fowl?

61%

41 votes

Yes, much less now!

20%

13 votes

Yes, ticks are all gone!

12%

8 votes

No, about the same

7%

5 votes

Never had any ticks



How do your neighbors feel about your guineas?

21%

37 votes

They tolerate them/have never complained

19%

33 votes

They love them!

16%

29 votes

They allow them on their property

16%

28 votes

I don't have close neighbors

11%

20 votes

I don't know

10%

17 votes

They hate them!

7%

13 votes

Their property is off limits!



Are you interested in studies regarding the use of natural/alternative treatments for treating parasites in guinea fowl?

83%

78 votes

Yes, definitely

10%

9 votes

No, not at all

7%

6 votes

Somewhat



At what temperature do you provide additional heat for your adult guineas?

29%

70 votes

Never give extra heat
(even when very cold)

17%

41 votes

30F / Zero C

10%

24 votes

20F / -5C

10%

23 votes

Never give extra heat
(live in a warm climate)

9%

21 votes

10F / -10C

8%

19 votes

40F / 5C

7%

17 votes

Zero F / -20C

5%

12 votes

50F / 10C

5%

11 votes

Below Zero F / Below -20C



At what age did your oldest guinea hen still lay eggs?

32%

24 votes

My hens are not laying yet

10%

7 votes

1 year

8%

6 votes

3 years

8%

6 votes

2 years

7%

5 votes

5 years

7%

5 votes

Under 1 year

6%

4 votes

12 years or older

6%

4 votes

8 years

6%

4 votes

4 years

4%

3 votes

9 years

3%

2 votes

11 years

3%

2 votes

6 years



Which method do you use to incubate guinea fowl eggs?

27%

31 votes

Forced-air incubator

22%

25 votes

Broody chicken

17%

20 votes

Still-air incubator

11%

12 votes

Broody guinea

11%

12 votes

I do not incubate
guinea eggs

9%

10 votes

Cabinet incubator

1%

1 vote

Broody turkey,
pea, or other fowl

1%

1 vote

Heated paddy rice
or rice husk

1%

1 vote

Mud brick oven



Where did your first guineas come from?

26%

27 votes

Local breeder or hatchery

20%

21 votes

Local market or
farm supply store

10%

10 votes

Mail ordered
from hatchery

9%

9 votes

Friend or family member

9%

9 votes

Wandered onto my property

7%

8 votes

eBay or other
auction site

5%

5 votes

GFIA breeders list

5%

5 votes

Other

4%

4 votes

Poultry show or swap meet

3%

3 votes

Other online list or ad

2%

2 votes

Government or
charitable program



How old is/was your oldest guinea?

20%

26 votes

Less than 1 year

15%

20 votes

1 year

13%

17 votes

2 years

8%

11 votes

4 years

8%

11 votes

19 years or older

6%

9 votes

5 years

5%

7 votes

6 years

5%

6 votes

3 years

3%

4 votes

8 years

2%

3 votes

7 years

2%

3 votes

10 years

2%

3 votes

13 years

2%

2 votes

11 years

2%

2 votes

12 years

2%

2 votes

15 years

2%

2 votes

17 years

1%

1 vote

9 years

1%

1 vote

13 years

1%

1 vote

16 years



What is your favorite helmeted guinea fowl color?

19%

13 votes

Pearl gray

17%

11 votes

Royal purple

9%

6 votes

Slate

9%

6 votes

White

8%

5 votes

Lavender

6%

4 votes

Coral blue

6%

4 votes

Chocolate

4%

3 votes

Powder blue

4%

3 votes

Porcelain

4%

3 votes

Pied pearl gray

4%

3 votes

I don't have a
favorite color

3%

2 votes

Violet

3%

2 votes

Pewter

1%

1 vote

Bronze

1%

1 vote

Sky blue

1%

1 vote

Brown

1%

1 vote

Other



How do you keep your adult guineas?

56%

22 votes

Free range all day but cooped at night

28%

11 votes

Free range 24/7

5%

2 votes

Range only with supervision

5%

2 votes

Free range only when someone is home

3%

1 vote

Always penned/cooped

3%

1 vote

Free range part of the day



What is the greatest threat to your guinea flock?

20%

10 votes

Hawk/Other bird of prey

13%

7 votes

Car/Truck

11%

6 votes

Coyote/Dingo/Feral dog

11%

6 votes

Domestic dog

11%

6 votes

My neighbor

10%

5 votes

Raccoon

6%

3 votes

Fox

6%

3 votes

Opossum/Skunk

4%

2 votes

Parasites

2%

1 vote

Mink/Polecat

2%

1 vote

Owl

2%

1 vote

Snake/Rat

2%

1 vote

Disease



Why do you keep guinea fowl?

10%

126 votes

Control ticks

10%

123 votes

Pets

10%

119 votes

Control other bugs

9%

114 votes

I just love them!

8%

90 votes

Entertainment

7%

79 votes

Control grasshoppers

7%

78 votes

Watchdogs

6%

67 votes

Control snakes

5%

64 votes

Novelty of it

5%

57 votes

Eggs

5%

57 votes

Control mice

4%

46 votes

Control other varmints

4%

43 votes

Breed and sell

2%

29 votes

Meat

2%

25 votes

Spouse wanted them

2%

24 votes

I didn't know what I
was getting myself into

2%

23 votes

Feathers
(crafts/fly tying)

1%

15 votes

Grandparents/parents
had guineas

.5%

5 votes

Came with the property

.5%

1 vote

School/research project



What is your guineas' favorite treat?

33%

16 votes

White millet

17%

8 votes

Other

13%

6 votes

Grapes

11%

5 votes

Sunflower seeds

11%

5 votes

Watermelon/
cantelope

9%

4 votes

Romaine lettuce

2%

1 vote

Carrot peelings

2%

1 vote

Sprouts

2%

1 vote

Wild bird seed

0%

No votes

Shredded cabbage



What interests you most regarding your guinea flock?

18%

20 votes

Free-ranging

18%

20 votes

Natural diet

17%

19 votes

Incubation
(artificial
and/or natural)

16%

17 votes

Diseases/health
of the flock

14%

15 votes

Genetics/colors

12%

13 votes

Housing/
construction

5%

5 votes

Showing



How many guinea fowl do you have? (2007 Poll)

30%

84 votes

6 - 15

27%

77 votes

1 - 5

15%

43 votes

None

11%

30 votes

16 - 25

11%

30 votes

26 - 50

3%

9 votes

More than 300

1%

4 votes

51 - 75

1%

3 votes

76 - 100

.5%

2 votes

101 - 200

.5%

1 vote

201 - 300



Where do you live?

66%

61 votes

United States

8%

7 votes

Canada

7%

6 votes

Australia

5%

4 votes

United Kingdom

3%

3 votes

New Zealand

2%

2 votes

Other European Country

2%

2 votes

Other African Country

1%

1 vote

South America

1%

1 vote

France

1%

1 vote

South Africa

1%

1 vote

India

1%

1 vote

Japan

1%

1 vote

Other Asian Country

1%

1 vote

Other



How did you find the GFIA website?

38%

16 votes

Search engine

26%

11 votes

Message board

19%

8 votes

Magazine ad

10%

4 votes

Word of mouth

7%

3 votes

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