Dressing out a guinea

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by KansasRodeo, Oct 5, 2013.

  1. KansasRodeo

    KansasRodeo Hatching

    Jun 25, 2013
    At what age is preferred for dressing out a guinea for roasting?
  2. GumCreekGuineas

    GumCreekGuineas In the Brooder

    I am new to guineas myself so I have not actually processed any yet but I have read they are ready to butcher between 12 and 14 weeks.
  3. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Crowing

    Mar 28, 2011
    BFE, CA
    The younger the (mature) bird, the better for roasting, IMO.... any where between 14-16 wks. But more so than going by their age, I'll pick up a few birds, feel for a decent amount of meat on the breast and try to pick one or two out that will give me a dressed out weight of at least 3-3 1/2 lbs each. Be sure to let them rest in the fridge for 48 hours before you plan to roast them... and brining them before roasting is always a plus too.
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2013

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