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IMPORTANT ORDERING INFORMATION: Guineas are shipped Monday thru Wednesday, USPS Priority Mail, and will typically arrive in 1-3 days at your local post office. Day-old guinea keets are not available for pick up and they are straight run only. Guineas have a minimum of 6.
The Pearl is the most common color pattern of guinea. They are dark gray with white dots (pearls) on their feathers. Their heads are featherless and have a bright red crest and wattles.
Guineas can be a great addition to your flock for several reasons. They eat lots of insects, especially devouring ticks. Guineas are also excellent alarms and can help protect your flock from daytime predators.
Guinea hens can lay 60-100 eggs per year, but they do tend to hide their nests. Guineas have rich, dark, flavorful meat and are considered a delicacy in many areas. Male guineas weigh about 3.5 pounds and females about 3 pounds. They can easily fly short distances and like to roost high in trees.
Guineas are processed around 75 days of age with a feed conversion of 3.7:1 and have an average live weight of 2.67 lbs.