Guinea fowl are typically raised for meat. They can also be kept as guard animals since they are very vocal when anything new enters the farm yard. Guinea fowl have also been used as a natural method for controlling ticks, especially in areas where Lyme disease is a problem.
- Guinea fowl is both singular and plural. 'Gunea fowl' is the correct name for the species though they are frequently referred to as 'guinea hens', which would be only the females of hte species.
- Guinea hen = adult female guinea fowl
- Guinea pullet = female guinea fowl under one year of age
- Guinea cock = adult male guinea fowl
- Guinea cockerel = male guinea fowl under one year of age
- Keet = young (baby) guinea fowl