Guinea hens in the yard (if you live in the country) are a great alarm system. They will make a ton of noise and chase anything or anyone encroaching in your yard. My Grandmother had them when she lived in the country. We have friends who live WAY out in the country and they keep Guinea hens with their chickens. They give us eggs and there are Guinea eggs mixed in with the chicken eggs. At Easter my Grandmother would boil and dye Guinea eggs for us to "pock" with. Our friends had chicken eggs and we always won the "pocking" contest because the Guinea eggs have a very hard shell.
I am surprised that the dogs got to the Guineas. They are fairly aggressive and can usually take care of themselves unless the dogs ganged up on them.
How about some pictures of Pipi.
Elizabeth - or Your Majesty
Living and growing in Lafayette, La.
When weeding, the best way to make sure you are removing a weed and not a valuable plant is to pull on it. If it comes out of the ground easily, it is a valuable plant. ~Author Unknown