Cindy Gibson

Guinea Fowl International Association


Cindy Gibson is president of Guinea Fowl International, an organization founded to support the responsible guinea-keeping and to educate on the care and habits of Guinea Fowl. She first acquired guineas to help combat a grasshopper infestation on her Texas ranch, and now keeps over 100 guinea fowl along with her chickens, ducks, and grazing animals. She helps new guinea-keepers, and frequently speaks to groups about the why-and-how to incorporate guinea-keeping into your landscape or farm. In particular, she helps dispel some of the myths and misinformation that has led some to unsuccessful attempts at guinea-keeping.

Cindy will be speaking at the Texas, North Carolina, Maryland, Pennsylvania Fairs


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Why and How to Add Guinea Fowl to Your Poultry Flock

If you already have a poultry flock, adding guinea fowl can be a benefit to you, your farm, and your flock. Guineas are a little more watchful, a little earlier to sound an alarm, and more effective co-workers with the rest of their flock to alert to, and defend against, hawks and other predators. At the same time, they readily integrate and coop with your existing flock with just a few accommodations from you. Cindy Gibson teaches why guineas can be a valuable addition to your poultry, and how to best take advantage of their attributes.
Animal Husbandry

Available In:

Texas, Saturday 10:00-11:00 a.m., The Livestock Conservancy Stage
North Carolina, Saturday 10:00-11:00 a.m., The Livestock Conservancy Stage
Maryland, Saturday 11:30-12:30 p.m., The Livestock Conservancy Stage
Pennsylvania, Friday 5:00-6:00 p.m., Grit Stage

Keeping Guineas for Your Organic Farm and Garden

Guinea fowl can be an effective tool in your pest-control arsenal. A guinea’s primary diet is insects; they consume large amounts of insects without destroying your garden. Guineas have been used to control wood ticks and insects such as grasshoppers, flies, crickets, and Japanese beetles. Guineas can reduce the risk of Lyme disease, as they eat the deer ticks that carry the disease. But many people find it difficult to keep guinea fowl. Cindy Gibson helps you understand their tendencies and behaviors and teaches you how to take advantage of their behaviors to successfully raise and keep guinea fowl.
Animal Husbandry Organic Gardening

Available In:

Texas, Sunday 2:00-3:00 p.m., Heirloom Gardener Stage
Maryland, Sunday 10:00-11:00 a.m., The Livestock Conservancy Stage
Pennsylvania, Saturday 10:00-11:00 a.m., Grit Stage