December 2005 – I had a bit of a problem today when I tried to put the guinea fowl back in their huts. They do not like to stand and walk in the snow which has arrived just a little late to make it a white Christmas. Typical! This snow was going to be a big problem to me … Read more Guinea Fowl Do Not Like Snow – They Think It’s Foul!!
French breed. Beef cattle. Gingery, red in colour. Have horns. Lighter build than the Charolais breed. Can have a flighty temperament. Limousin calves are often quick to stand after birth. No Tags
Cattle and guinea fowl do not really mix well together. I first realised this last year when my housework was interrupted by an awful lot of squawking. Picture the scene….. Farmer’s wife with feather duster in hand, poised and ready to dust, when suddenly the tranquil calm was disturbed by the machine gunner noise of a … Read more Cattle and Guinea Fowl Do Not Mix!
Cattle and guinea fowl do not really mix well together. I first realised this last year when my housework was interrupted by an awful lot of squawking. Picture the scene….. Farmer’s wife with feather duster in hand, poised and ready to dust, when suddenly the tranquil calm was disturbed by the machine gunner noise of … Read more Cattle and Guinea Fowl Do Not Mix!
A light breed. Originally exported from the Italian port of Leghorn. Good egg layers. Lay white eggs. Not recommended for their meat. At maturity they weigh approximately 1.5/2kg. Female leghorns have a folded single comb. Female leghorns can mix with Guinea Fowl. HattyHatty
Guinea fowl chicks are called keets. They are born with their eyes open. Their bodies are covered in down when they are first born. Keets can drink and feed themselves without trouble after 24 hours. They eat crushed up chick crumbs for the first 6 weeks. Keep the keets in a brooder with a temperature … Read more Guinea Fowl Chicks
The farm has spent three generations breeding and rearing Charolais cattle. Charolais Cattle Originate from France. First imported in the 1960’s. White in colour. Have horns. One of the largest body size. Charolais bulls weighs up to one and a half tonnes. Bred for beef. Charolais cows don’t produce as much milk as other breeds. Fast … Read more Charolais Cattle
A kind neighbour gave me 3 guinea fowl, a male and 2 females nearly 3 years ago and I’ve been hooked ever since! I named the trio; Charlie, Camilla and Diana. (You can see their pictures on The Guinea Fowl Gallery page.) In the Spring of that first year I collected lots of eggs. My family … Read more A Growing Flock
It is very difficult to identify the male and female guinea fowl birds. This picture shows the male on the left and the female on the right. From this picture you can see that the male has a larger helmet and wattles than the female. Female Guinea Fowl .V. Male Guinea Fowl Females hang lower … Read more Guinea Fowl Gender Identification
In recent years there has been a greater demand for guinea fowl meat. So why are more people eating this meat? Guinea fowl meat is lean and rich in essential fatty acids. The meat is low in calories with only turkey meat having fewer calories. Guinea fowl meat has approximately 134 kilocalories (kcal) per 100 … Read more The Nutritional Value Of Guinea Fowl Meat