What a surprise! Hubby found an egg on the floor of the chicken coop on Thursday, right before we had to leave for work. As y'all might know (or not), we have 5 guineas. The last thing I expected was to find any eggs from them. They are not free-ranging (yet) and with the cold temps and the short days, I must say we were both very surprised to find the egg.
We thought it was probably an isolated incident, until today... lo and behold, another egg!! Now, since 2 guinea eggs equal one regular size chicken egg, I might just fry these beautiful brown eggs up tomorrow morning. I must say, I'm very curious to see how they taste.
Some of my internet research has revealed that many people prefer the taste of guinea eggs to chicken eggs. One man said that he always took chicken eggs to the farmers market, and then he began adding guinea eggs to his offerings. No one would buy the guinea eggs, unsure of how they might taste. One day he sold out of his chicken eggs and only had guinea eggs left, so a few reluctant customers decided to try them. Now he says he sells out of his guinea eggs before his chicken eggs, as many of his customers prefer the guinea eggs!!
I've also heard/read they are higher in protein than regular ole chicken eggs.
Soooo, I'll let y'all know what I think, once I've tried 'em. Any of my readers tasted guinea eggs? Would love to hear your opinion.
P.S. Speaking of chickens, we will be getting our first chickens this spring. Woohoo!! On my shopping list: buff orpington, australorp, dorking and barren rock breeds.
P.S.S. I apologize for my bloggy absence. Two jobs makes it tough for me to have a significant online presence. And I must admit, I really miss my time here. Hope everyone is doing well! I will be back on a more regular basis someday, I promise. :-)