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are guinea good to eat?

post #1 of 11
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As the thread states are guinea good too eat?

post #2 of 11

I've heard they are really good.  I think Miss Prissy's where I heard that from.

                                    Hi, my name is Maria.  I have 2 dogs, a cat, and not enough chickens. 

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                                    Hi, my name is Maria.  I have 2 dogs, a cat, and not enough chickens. 

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post #3 of 11

Some people have said if you order game bird in a fancy restaurant it's probably guinea. Haven't tasted them myself.

post #4 of 11
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Well..... After 8hrs in the crock pot........ It is so tasty.... I HATED TO CULL. My big hen guinea..., but it was nessacery. I THANKED HER FOR HER GIVENINGS. I do miss her calls :-(

post #5 of 11

Never ate one, but read on here several times that they taste better than chickens.

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Ventilation -- may be the most important aspect of coop design

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Worry is interest paid on trouble before it comes due.

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post #6 of 11

I've not tasted it yet, But I've got 1/2 of one already boiled and picked off the bone for "guinea & dumplings" tomorrow.

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Originally Posted by Larry33843 

I've not tasted it yet, But I've got 1/2 of one already boiled and picked off the bone for "guinea & dumplings" tomorrow.


Let us know how it turns out.

post #8 of 11

I have often wondered the same thing. I have 3 jumbo hens I would love to eat. Only if I had the heart kill them, I do hate all 3 of them with every hair on my head! Has anyone noticed the hens are the boss if the flock? They sure do rule the roost around here.

I have been trying to sell my flock but since no one is interested in buying birds this late in the year I am stuck with them. Maybe I will get like everyone else and talk myself into eating them.

post #9 of 11

The "guinea & dumplings" were good.
Richer flavor than chicken and more dark meat. The breast was about as dark as the lightest streak of white or light meat on a chicken thigh.
A lot of yellow fat that I skimmed off the stock.
I can definitely find a place for them in our food chain & I think Carolyn, my better half  feels the same.
I think with guineas, chickens and rabbits raised and processed at home the meat markets could go ahead and close down if they're waiting on me.

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Originally Posted by Crazy Chicken Fever 

I have been trying to sell my flock but since no one is interested in buying birds this late in the year I am stuck with them. Maybe I will get like everyone else and talk myself into eating them.


I just managed to sell 17 guineas, so there's still hope! Actually had three people that wanted them from craigslist and two of those appeared to actually want them as guineas, not as dinner.  My guineas are adorable but they were just too loud and we just couldn't keep them far enough away from the neighbors. I may try again next year. Plus we had too many. smile

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