Guinea Fowl

General

The guinea fowl originates in Africa where it is often seen running round homesteads, where it is used as a watchdog. Current UK consumption is limited to the gourmet market.

It is estimated at 500 - 700 tonnes per year. (About 8,000 birds per year in Edinburgh.) There is only one large supplier in the UK which is based in Norfolk. 40% of requirements are imported from France, Italy and Belgium.

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