What Do Guinea Fowl Eat?


Guinea fowl eat snails, seeds, leaves, shoots, bulbs, tubers and fruits that have fallen to the ground. They’re adept at catching and eating insects, spiders, ticks and worms.

Guinea fowl use their feet to scratch the ground to find food hidden in the soil. They also find their food by foraging as a group, communicating with each other all the while. They work together to subdue prey, such as a snake or a mouse.

Domesticated guinea fowl can also be fed chicken feed if they’re kept in a coop. Guinea fowl are native to sub-Saharan Africa, and they’re kept for their meat and eggs.