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Guinea Fowl Farming Facts and Figures

On a couple of occasions I have been asked about setting up a guinea fowl farm and guinea fowl breeding project. An excellent book for anyone thinking of raising or farming guinea fowl for the first time is Guinea Fowl Past & Present by Michael Roberts.

This book provides information about intensively rearing guinea fowl as well as free ranging guinea fowl and provides facts and figures such as these;

“Intensive indoor birds are kept for 2 months and their weight is approx 1.4 kilos or 3lbs. The free range birds are kept for about 3 months and reach a weight of approximately 1.9 kilos or 4lbs.”

However the Scottish Agricultural College website is also an excellent source of information about guinea fowl farming. This website states, “UK birds are killed at 9 weeks, when they have reached 1.75 – 2lb weight.”
The SAC also says that adlib feed works out at 4oz per adult guinea fowl.

If you would like to find out more about guinea fowl farming then please leave a comment or infact if you have experience of guinea fowl farming and breeding then it would be great to hear your experiences.

Click on the image below to visit Amazon.co.uk to find out more about this book or visit one of the Farming Friends Bookshops.

Gardening with Guineas: A Step-By-Step Guide to Raising Guinea Fowl on a Small Scale


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One Response to “Guinea Fowl Farming Facts and Figures”

  1. Harald says:

    Hi. I would like to know more about Guinea Fowl Farming. I have a Farm in Namibia(north of S.A) and we dont have any info about this. Wat about Worms and flees that they have or is it only in the wild? The guinea fowl on the farm sometimes have lots of worms inside.Is it easy to raise them in captivity and could you raise and slaughter them like normal Farm chickens? My idea is to hatch guinea fowl eegs under farm chickens and keep and feed them in captivity until they are about 3 months old. My chicken cage will be outdoors in the bush and it will be big so the Fowls will have some space to move in. About 100 by 50 meters. Inside they have normal trees were they sleep. Will the meat be softer then those of the Fowl that live in the wild? Or must they be kept in smaller spaces? If i would start with this kind of farming i would start small an would keep about 50-100 Fowls in a cage like this(100 by 50 meters). It will be nice if you would give me a idea if it will work and what the problems are that could face me with this kind of farming.
    Thank you.
    Harald