are guinea good to eat?

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by OzawkieBantams, Nov 6, 2010.

  1. OzawkieBantams

    OzawkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 15, 2010
    Ozawkie, KS
    As the thread states are guinea good too eat?
     
  2. Break an Egg

    Break an Egg Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    cracking up Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    OzawkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 15, 2010
    Ozawkie, KS
    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 :-(
     
  5. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Never ate one, but read on here several times that they taste better than chickens.
     
  6. Larry33843

    Larry33843 Out Of The Brooder

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    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.
     
  7. OzawkieBantams

    OzawkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 15, 2010
    Ozawkie, KS
    Quote:Let us know how it turns out.
     
  8. Crazy Chicken Fever

    Crazy Chicken Fever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  9. Larry33843

    Larry33843 Out Of The Brooder

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    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.
     
  10. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    Quote: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. [​IMG]
     

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