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Eating Guineas?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by debzop, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. debzop

    debzop New Egg

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    I'm just curious--has anyone ever butchered Guineas? I'm sure they'd be similar to chickens, but I wonder what they would taste like. Possibly like a pheasant?
     
  2. HidingInTheHenHouse

    HidingInTheHenHouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, we raise guineas for eating primarily. They are very good, more flavor than chickens. Their thighs and legs are smaller, but the breast is good size. I don't know if they taste like pheasant since I've never had pheasant.
     
  3. debzop

    debzop New Egg

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    :)That's good to know. I was going to keep mine through the winter, but have begun to think that in our cold climate, it might just be too much togetherness between them and the chickens![​IMG]
     
  4. skywatcher

    skywatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well to me they taste like pheasant a very dry meat,not sure how to get them as juicy as chicken
     
  5. Le Canard de Barbarie

    Le Canard de Barbarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. Brunty_Farms

    Brunty_Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh man they are great... taste just like pheasant.

    I wrap mine up in bacon, and put them on the grill. I keep them on low for about 30-40 minutes. Unwrap the bacon and eat!!

    Oh ya, I brown mine in a skillet first just to get the skin crispy... two minutes on each side.
     
  7. fitzy

    fitzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    as i mentioned elsewhere, i skin my chickens because its quicker/easier for me...any reason why i couldn't do the same to a guinea? i'm going with the assumption that birds are pretty much the same anatomically speaking.
     
  8. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I grew up eating them and they're a lot like pheasant.
     
  9. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Do you have to butcher them young to avoid them being tough?

    I have 6 of the devils, and they're driving me INSANE with being mean to the chickens, I can't handle it much more.
    I might overcome my wimpyness of cutting a head off...
     
  10. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Its not a very long drive. [​IMG]



    Sorry
     

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