french guineas

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by cw, May 7, 2009.

  1. cw

    cw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2009
    green co.
    anyone cull french guineas? if so what age and weight?
  2. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
    I have heard of others eaitng there guineas ...
  3. kinnip

    kinnip Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2008
    Carrollton, GA
    French guineas are meant to be eaten. I've been looking for some. Do you sell hatching eggs?
  4. I have a few French Guineas. Is there something I need to know ??

    Do they have a short live cycle ??

    Do they fall apart like the cornish cross chicken meaties ??

    So far all I have seen is that they are a bit bigger than
    the other Guineas. They seem a bit more skiddish and
    not quite as aggressive as the other Guineas.

  5. kinnip

    kinnip Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2008
    Carrollton, GA
    I don't think they have broiler problems. The reason they're prized for meat is their larger size.
  6. DukeDawg528

    DukeDawg528 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 11, 2009
    SouthEastern Kentucky
    I did have some French Guineas...They are just like normal guineas but bigger... [​IMG]
  7. greathorse

    greathorse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2008
    Northern Colorado
    They are delicious the best time to butcher them is at about 16 weeks. They are a fair bit bigger bit bigger than regular guineas. They do not fly nearly as well. Mine also lays a soft shelled egg most of the time but I am guessing this is not the norm I saved a couple from the butchering and I am down to this one. I like the other ones better just to have around. Just seem like nicer birds to me. They are very tasty.

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