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    Quote Originally Posted by Frostbit View Post
    We saw this in Bali on a hike through the rice fields. They pattern the ducks at hatching to a red flag. Essentially the flag is Mama. In the mornings some one would walk with the flag on a pole and the ducks follow. He then lined them up on the berm along the rice field and then walk to the other edge berm with the flag. The ducks would then walk a skirmish line through the field eating insects on the way.

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    Very cool! I know some people keep Guinea Hens for something like this. The birds live a chicken life (with guard duty) until the fall and then are put loose in large canning gardens or sections of organic farms to scratch up and eat the over-wintering grubs.

    Periodically using dogs on rats might be another type of example. Most chicken houses now can be be pulled to a new location with a tractor. People hire ratters to bring their dogs over for a few days to dig out and kill all the rats that eventually infest the floors. It's quite the dramatic sight. The dogs have a genuine taste for the hunt and kill.
    "Alexa, slaughter the fatted calf."

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    Why not? Are most people really going to get closer than 6 feet from this guy?
    "Alexa, slaughter the fatted calf."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    Very cool! I know some people keep Guinea Hens for something like this. The birds live a chicken life (with guard duty) until the fall and then are put loose in large canning gardens or sections of organic farms to scratch up and eat the over-wintering grubs.

    Periodically using dogs on rats might be another type of example. Most chicken houses now can be be pulled to a new location with a tractor. People hire ratters to bring their dogs over for a few days to dig out and kill all the rats that eventually infest the floors. It's quite the dramatic sight. The dogs have a genuine taste for the hunt and kill.
    Never saw a Guinea Hen until a couple of months ago. Had about 20 of them on my front yard. Had no idea what kind of bird they were. Saw them around the neighborhood for a few weeks, haven't been around lately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 80zephyr View Post
    Never saw a Guinea Hen until a couple of months ago. Had about 20 of them on my front yard. Had no idea what kind of bird they were. Saw them around the neighborhood for a few weeks, haven't been around lately.

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    They are easy keepers if you can adjust to the noise level. They are fairly popular out here but they can and do escape. Tasty, however. They lay really small eggs.

    They seem to be hardier than most chicken breeds (I've never kept them) and can free range fairly well unless it's really cold. They are amusing for children.
    "Alexa, slaughter the fatted calf."

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