Good meat processing age for guinea fowl?

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by TanithT, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. TanithT

    TanithT Out Of The Brooder

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    If I'm shopping for meat-ready guinea fowl, what ages and weights should I be looking for?
     
  2. MuranoFarms

    MuranoFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm bumping this instead of posting the same thing. I have probably 20 keets that I can't seem to sell. At what age can I start selling them as meat birds?
     
  3. damselfish

    damselfish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been wondering about this too. Here's a good source I found (it's more than a meg, so if you're on dialup, look out). Basically it says around 11-14 weeks with a dressed weight of 1-1.5 kilos...2.2 to 3.5 lbs. It's a document called the "French Guinea-Fowl Industry News". They're the same type of guineas, though, just raised in France...there's a picture of a regular pearl in there.
    http://www.office-elevage.fr/doctech/pintad/pgb.pdf
     
  4. americana-chick

    americana-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I have no idea about eating guineas but... I cant believe you cant sell your guineas! Here they are selling like crazy and i can never find any to buy.
     
  5. MuranoFarms

    MuranoFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I have no idea about eating guineas but... I cant believe you cant sell your guineas! Here they are selling like crazy and i can never find any to buy.

    Well, where are you? I have 20! lol
     

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