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Guinea fowl - Does/can anyone eat them or their eggs?

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by joebryant, Jan 31, 2010.

  1. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    Possibly a really dumb question, but...
    Are Guineas just for enjoyment or do people eat them? Do the people who have them eat their eggs?
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    We ate them when I was growing up.
     
  3. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    Their eggs are awesome...never ate the birds. I sold mine for a good price. Besides...I wasn't hungry [​IMG]
     
  4. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Thanks, Katy, right after I posted this I read your reply on another post about Guineas. I figured they were eaten, but I've never seen them being sold or advertised as being ready for cooking.
     
  5. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Thanks, that's interesting. Wonder why I've never seen their eggs for sale anywhere.
     
  6. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm hearing more and more people eating them. I hear it is very good! I've never eaten them or their eggs, but would.
     
  7. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    They're more like pheasant in taste than a chicken.
     
  8. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:I'd like to try them too.
     
  9. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    Quote:Thanks, that's interesting. Wonder why I've never seen their eggs for sale anywhere.

    Try Ebay in the spring time. They sell like crazy! Especially the first few weeks when everyone is in a hurry to get some, and the last weeks when everyone wants some for next year. I have sold dozens locally and on Ebay.
     
  10. CDennis

    CDennis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We eat their eggs, the yolks are even darker than the chickens because they consume so many bugs. I can't really tell a taste difference between chicken and guinea eggs other than you could play softball w/ a guinea egg. The shells are SO HARD. Also the shape is a little different than chicken eggs. They are seasonal layers (at least mine are in Idaho) so you won't get year round eggs like a hen.
     

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