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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...