Guinea hens are very interesting. They are much less bred than chickens, therefore have retained their natural instincts, unlike domestic chickens. They brood and rear their own young so that incubating eggs is not required. They forage very well and will practically feed themselves in summer if allowed. The one draw back is they have a very loud cry and will sound the alarm when anything is amiss on the farm.
This can be both advantageous and problematic. Sometimes the guineas will alert the dogs and vice versa. Guineas also fly very well despite their somewhat larger size and they enjoy roosting in trees. Guinea eggs are tasty and the flesh of the birds is all dark meat.
Welcome to the farm, Ancona ducks and Guinea hens.