The story of naming my flock ‘Storm Troopers’ began with my first purchase of six Guinea Fowl to resolve our tick problem on my farm. Being fans of Star Wars and knowing that predators will eventually get them, I decided to number them instead of giving each bird a name. This was kind of my way to become less attached to each bird if and when one passes, or in some of my cases, when a hawk removes it from the farm. So my first six keets (young Guinea Fowl) started with #1 through #6. When I add another bird, I continue to number higher. All of my Storm Troopers are pasture raised, free range through the woods and casually poop everywhere on the farm. Since the Storm Troopers are constantly eating bugs, grass, blueberries, acorns and anything else they can find, I supplement their diet with only Kalmbach certified organic feed. This produces a beautiful and healthier bird.
Egg Flock Troopers
#31 is a pure bred Cream Legbar hen and is a wonderful blue egg layer.
This is #24. She is a pure bred Cream Legbar and lays the most beautiful sky blue eggs. She is friendly and loves to follow me around the farm.
#25 is my only pure bred Golden Laced Wyandotte hen. She lays the best cream colored egg layers. She loves to forage all around the farm for bugs and grass.
#27 is a Black Copper Marans hen with a great big fluffy butt that produces huge chocolate brown speckled eggs. She is sweet and lays double yolk eggs on the farm.
This Ayam Cemani is not considered pure bred since he is not all black. #33 has his faults, but in my eye he is gorgeous so I placed him into the egg production flock. He has the best crow and protects the keets and chicks from predators.
#41 is a Blue Laced Red Wing pullet. She is growing into a beautiful hen. I am looking forward to Spring 2022 chicks from her fluffy butt.
#48 is a Ayam Cemani cross with ? pullet (a.k.a. Rooster Roulette). She is on the egg production flock and has produced some beautiful fibro black chicks.
#50 is an Ayam Cemani cross with ?. She is considered a Rooster Roulette and is in the egg production flock.
Rooster Roulette a.k.a. “Shadow” (because that is what he does) I as cross of Swedish Flower Hen (hen) with Cream Legbar (rooster). As sweet as they get!
The chick is a Cream Legbar cross. The pure Ayam Cemani hen decided that once a chick hatched, she was done being broody and it was time to be a mom.
So far, she is a good mom with a super loud chick.
“Monster” is the 3 foot tall rooster at the top of the photo. His son crossed with a Wyandotte, hatched Christmas 2022 and is growing fast.
This is #23.
She is a cross between an Ameraucana and a Cochin. She is beautiful, lays greenish eggs and has raised some cute chicklets!
As I keep adding more Rooster Roulettes to the farm, all of the cockerels are available for sale as either meat birds or for an addition to your flock. Please email [email protected]
Guinea Fowl a.k.a “Storm Troopers”
My entire flock began from a great little hatchery called
Flint River Guinea in Thomaston, Georgia. The best quality around.
I keep hatching great quality with what I started out with.
#3 a.k.a. “Babykiller”
(leg band 115)
No clue on her color, but she is a cool blue spotted mess. All female and always loud!
Never going to hatch
her own keets again.
Thus, her name.
One male that is always giving his opinion.
This is “Little Girl” she is the lone survivor of her mother’s clutch. The loudest white feathered female that flys everywhere on the farm. So hard to get a “still” photo of her.
I am still hatching a few keets here and there under broody hens. Mostly the broody Ayam Cemani hens. Once they hatch, I remove them and set them in the brooder to grow out big and strong.