Has anyone here ever eaten a guinea??

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Rebel Rooster, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. Rebel Rooster

    Rebel Rooster I Will Love! :)

    Jun 29, 2009
    Central SC
    My Coop
    I'm going to be processing birds this weekend. I have 7 fairly young guineas (24 weeks) of which 5 are roos. I'm thinking about culling 3 of the roos for the freezer but I've never eaten a guinea fowl and would love to hear from someone who has... [​IMG]
     
  2. Knight Hawk Ranch

    Knight Hawk Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I haven't ever eaten them. But I did hatch out some for a friend who raises them to sell for meat.

    I guess they taste like chicken?
     
  3. Rebel Rooster

    Rebel Rooster I Will Love! :)

    Jun 29, 2009
    Central SC
    My Coop
    Quote:Well... I hope so! I'm gonna find out! [​IMG]
     
  4. hens & chicks

    hens & chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    They taste pretty good. They are a delicacy in Europe. They taste like a chicken. Although not as fleshy and have a black colored skin. Clean just about the same. Now that is the Pearl guinea. Do not know if there is a difference between colors or not. I have last one in freezer now and is about time to fix. I have used a table top broiler to cook and is just great.
     
  5. cappy

    cappy Out Of The Brooder

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    Never tried one but I understand they bring a high price in some pricey resturants. I talked with several people that have eaten them and they compare them to pheasant. I am still toying with the idea of raising them but finding a market is tough.
    Ken
     
  6. Kajunbanty

    Kajunbanty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have eaten them, they make the best gumbo, they are all dark meat.
     
  7. Rebel Rooster

    Rebel Rooster I Will Love! :)

    Jun 29, 2009
    Central SC
    My Coop
    Thanks guys! I'll let you know how they taste!
    When my girls get to laying, I'll throw a batch in the bator and try butchering them a little younger than 24 weeks! [​IMG]
     
  8. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I ate them growing up....they're more like pheasant than chicken to me.
     
  9. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Rayne Louisiana
    I, myself, have not eaten them. But from what everyone has told me, they taste good in a gumbo. LOL
     

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