Slim and Franke

Slim and Franke

Sunday, January 25, 2009

ALARM SYSTEM


Our little flock of guinea fowl fill a needed link in the predator alarm system on NOL-NOC Estates. If Slim is in the house, the guineas will set up a warning that danger is present and Slim is out the door in a flash. We're not losing as many chickens since we have this nice little bunch of guineas.


The "I Love Your Blog" link features the value of free-range chicken eggs and why we work so hard to protect our flock.
If you missed my weekend posts, here is Friday and here is Saturday.

14 comments:

  1. Sometimes old-fashioned systems work the best :)

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  2. I've heard geese are supposed to be good too. They are lovely to look at but I bet they're more vicious than your lovely guinea fowl.

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  3. That's an added benefit, right? Good!

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  4. I am sure its a great alarm system you got there, definitely has more esthetic appeal---so what does it cost to keep the Guinea Hen Alarm system up and running? (I know it costs "Chicken feed" right?) (lol)

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  5. Hi...
    I like your alarm system... Cute birds...

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  6. Sounds like you have come up with a good solution.....Nature provided its own way.

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  7. And they're pretty girls, too!

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  8. You've got a nice set up. Those guineas are cute.

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  9. Glad you have that added alarm system there. Maybe I need some guineas to keep the vandals away.

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  10. How cleaver to have something serve double duty. Did you plan it?

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  11. Maybe I should get two of those...to add to my collection. :)

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  12. You are lucky Gran - and smart to have them !

    I GOT SCARED OUT OF MY MIND LAST NIGHT THAT i THOUGHT i HEARD A PROWLER OUTSIDE - AND CALLED 9-1-1.

    I would rather have had the guinea fowl, since it just turned out to be the wind pushing tree branches against the windows... ...

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  13. We had guineas on the farm when I was growing up. They made very good watch-guineas!! They are cute too!

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  14. Annie,

    Guineas are great. I remember that the neighbors had them when I was growing up on the farm. They would wander onto our property and I always enjoyed watching them.

    Glad they are putting up an alarm for Slim.

    Enjoy your week.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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