Our early warning system is also a great bug eater! Guinea fowl are know for raising a ruckus when something unfamiliar comes around. From guest to hawks they get all in a tizzy and make quite a racket. Thus calling the alarm to the hens to run for shelter! Quite hand to have around! Unlike the chickens they don"t generally tear apart the gardens scratching for bugs, but simply just walk around pecking here and there! So if ticks and the like are a problem in your yard I recommend this funny looking fowl, and as a added bonus they will squawk the alarm when you have visitors!