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What do guinea fowl eat?

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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.

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What do guinea fowl eat?
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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.

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