Oooh... you have Guineas!
I heard they will catch and eat flies and are very loud?
You heard right! They will get your tick population down, if you have that problem, run off snakes and they are much better than a dog for letting you know theres something going on that's "NOT ROUTINE" in the yard. I have about 20 Guineas, most are quite undomesticated but I've got a couple who will use the egg boxes to lay in, and go into the coop at night. The rest go up into one of 2 trees, the summer tree or the winter tree. Spoiled things, I don't have seasonal houses!
They cruise all over the pastures, the neighborhood and eat bugs every where and come home in the afternoon and have a snack of chicken food. Then along about dusk, they fly up into the tree and settle down for the night. When I come out at night to make sure the chickens are all in and shut up the coop, they don't make a sound as long as I stick to shutting the door and gathering my eggs. If I go anywhere else in the yard, oh boy, they set up a ruckus.
I really enjoy them and find them really kind of pretty. They are truly 'not smart' birds and have gone into places and not been able to get out and trying to catch one.......OMG! LOL! I guess they don't see so well, so get trapped when they have a clear way out, they just can't see it or figure it out sometimes.
These are some piebald guineas
These Lavender Pearl guineas are a little more common, though one is also piebald. I think their heads and eyes are just so cool. You can't see in the pics but they have some OUTRAGEOUS eyelashes, LOL!