Farmstead virtual tour

Guinea Hen House

During the time Ruth and Frances Brown raised these birds, visitors recall arriving at the Brown’s home and the guinea fowl creating a racket, acting as an alarm. Visitors could not get out of their cars without one of the Brown sisters saying, “Hush now,” to the guinea fowl.

Guinea hens eat insects and ticks and will even kill snakes. Their loud calls can deter rodents.

A guinea fowl

Listen to the call of the guinea fowl!