Welcome to the official website of the Guinea Fowl International Association
Attention valued members!
It's time to renew your GFIA membership for 2016. If you joined prior to 9/1/15, you need to renew your membership to continue to receive the benefits listed below. If you joined 9/1/15 or later, your membership is valid until 1/1/17.
Click here to access our quick
and easy Membership Renewal form
If you've already renewed for 2016, thank you so much for your continued support!
BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP
We are a nonprofit organization, based in and registered with
- Welcome packet - includes membership card, educational materials, and a few token gifts (contents may vary)
- Copies of our newsletter, Buck-Wheat Bytes - mailed out thrice yearly
- Copy of the GFIA Membership Directory - mailed out once each year
- Discounted rates to attend our annual Guinea Fowl Conference
- And you'll be supporting our work!
the State of Texas, USA.
- To support the responsible keeping and breeding of Guinea Fowl.
- To educate on the care and habits of Guinea Fowl.
- To offer assistance to those interested in the incubation, hatching and keeping of Guinea Fowl.
In the Articles
& Activities section...
Learn about caring for keets and incubating guinea hen eggs
- Plus puzzles, videos, stories, slideshows, and lots more!
Find it all here.
The December 2015 Issue of Buck-Wheat Bytes
You can read about
..our September 2015 Conference
held in Seven Springs, PA, USA
...GFIA at the Mother Earth News Fairs
..Plus heartwarming poetry and a lesson in
how to dress a Christmas guinea
Download past issues of
For Even More Guinea Fowl Info..
Please visit our Resource Links Page where you'll find an extensive list of guinea fowl (often called guinea hens) and poultry related Internet resource links.
..or visit our very popular message board, Guinea Fowl Forum, where experienced guinea fowl keepers can answer any questions you might have about guineas.
Got a guinea fowl or poultry related item to sell? Looking for a few keets or maybe a nice gift for a fellow guinea fowl enthusiast? Check out the new GFIA Classified Ads! You just might find what you're looking for!
The Sixth Day Bird
The Creator, creating the beasts of the field,
In a moment of whimsy could not help but yield
To an urge, and what could be fitter?
"I'll make Me one final whimsical critter!"
He began with the torso, spheroidal, prolate,
With legs short and stubby and toes six or eight.
The head wears a helmet with a strawberry top
And down-dangling wattles either straight or a lop.
Most birds are melodious, with a tune for each
He endowed this one with a god-awful screech.
They seldom walk--'tis a run or a trot,
Snatching bugs left and right, one for each polka-dot.
Their mentality make(sic) them insatiably curious.
They greet things strange with clamor furious
He made 'em gregarious to run in a flock
Then, wearily spent, He looked at his clock.
The Sixth Day ebbed into night when He
Grinned as He rested and called it a GUINEA!
Chet Lowe '02
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Guinea Fowl International Association
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Vulturine Guinea Fowl
Photo courtesy of:
Honolulu Zoo, Hawaii, USA