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Guinea Fowls

The guinea fowl: Anything you need to know

The guinea fowl: Anything you need to know

Guinea Fowls
As every month, we bring you a post to learn about new breeds of chickens and discover their characteristics and curious facts. Last month we introduced you to one of the oldest chickens, the Barred Rock, and today we bring you a practically unknown bird in the Philippines with a very peculiar appearance: the Guinea fowl. The guinea fowl is known as the painted hen or coquena hen and may seem much more exotic than the chickens we all know, but they are also domestic birds that coexist on our farms without problems. It has its origin in central West Africa, south of the Sahara, from where its name comes. It is unknown in most European countries, except in France and Italy where it is more present. They get to acquire a large size, about fifty or sixty centimeters, and are characteriz...
Guinea fowl farming: How to raise and grow guinea fowls

Guinea fowl farming: How to raise and grow guinea fowls

Guinea Fowls
The Guinea Fowl or also called Pintadas are interesting birds to breed. It can also be used to provide eggs, meat, pest control, and alert birds. They also attract birds to have in the neighborhood. Whatever your reason for raising these birds, they will make a good addition to your farm. The guinea fowl is a practically unknown bird in Spain and in most European countries, except France and Italy, which are the two largest producers of guinea fowl meat in Europe, and are responsible for 99 percent of one-day pintados that enter on European farms. Graffiti has been introduced to Europe for commercial purposes by the French, in order to compete with game meat They originate in West Central Africa south of the Sahara, and although they were already known to the Greeks and Romans, t...