Raising Squab and Raising Guinea Fowl

In this excerpt from "Practical Animal Husbandry," Jack Widmer explains practices and procedures for raising squab and raising guinea fowl.



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A pair of squab at 24 days of age
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This pigeon loft and screened flyway makes an ideal manner in which to producesquabs. A loft 12 X 12 feet, with a flyway the same size will house 30 pair ofpigeons
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An ideal double nesting box for pigeons. Note the landing platformbetween the two nests. Each pair of pigeons should be supplied with oneof these double nests and each nest should be at least 2 feet square.Solid floors should be provided and ample short straw available so thatthe birds may construct their own laying nests.
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White guineas are becoming increasingly popularin the Western States.
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A flock of Pearl Guineas in a pear orchard. Guineas do very well if not held in close confinement and will not venture too far distant from their home.
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