What are some resources for information on guinea fowl production?

M.M.South CarolinaAnswer: Thank you for contacting ATTRA with your request for information on the production of French guinea fowl.Please refer to Raising Guinea Fowl (PDF/1MB), a publication by the USDA. The publication dates back to 1976 when the production of guinea fowl was more common, but much of the information is still relevant. The book, Guinea Fowl, by Van Hoesen/Stromberg discusses many aspects of guinea fowl production. Your local library may be able to get it through interlibrary loan at no charge. More information on the book can be found at Stromberg’s Hatchery website or by contacting them by phone (218-587-2222). Stromberg’s is also a source of guinea keets. Guinea fowl associations such as The Guinea Fowl Breeders Association and The Guinea Fowl International Association have informative websites and an online forum where you can speak with guinea fowl producers who are often willing to discuss problems and answer questions. Dr. Samuel Nahashon at Tennessee State University is an expert on guinea fowl and can be reached by phone (615-963-2575) or email (snahashon@tnstate.edu).